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Ocean County Agriculture Development Board

  • Doug Hallock,
  • Jeff Adams,
    Vice Chairman
  • Jon Dancer
  • Casey Hunter
  • Thomas Nivison
    Toms River
  • Kathleen Sucharski
  • Mark Vodak

DeWolf Farm, Plumsted Township

The Planning staff works with the Ocean County Agriculture Development Board (OCADB) to administer the Farmland Preservation Program in Ocean County.

The Board was established in 1984 to review and select agricultural land for preservation. The first easement was purchased on the Hallock U-Pick farm in Plumsted Township in 1991.

Ocean County Comprehensive Farmland Master Plan | Download PDF
Application For An Easement Purchase Cost Share Grant for the Farmland Preservation Program 
Download PDF
Interactive Farmland Map!

In recent years approximately 60 percent of the funding to preserve Ocean County farms has been provided by the State Agriculture Development Committee. Once a farm is preserved, the farmer retains ownership of the land and continues to pay taxes on its agricultural value.

Lone Silo Farm, Plumsted Twp.

Emley Farm, Plumsted Twp.
The Natural Lands Trust Fund is now used to preserve farmland in Ocean County. As of July 2011, 49 farms totaling 3,320 acres have been preserved and 2 farms totaling 237 acres have received final approval.  
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Ryan Allen, Senior Planner

Ocean County Department of Planning
129 Hooper Ave.
PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
(732) 929-2054
(732) 244-8396 FAX

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April 21, 2014