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DeWolf Farm, Plumsted Township

Overview

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.

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.

Emley Farm, Plumsted Township
Lone Silo Farm, Plumsted Township
The Natural Lands Trust Fund is now used to preserve farmland in Ocean County. As of July 2014, 52 farms totaling 3,331 acres have been preserved.
For more information:
 

Mark Villinger, Principal Planner

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

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Ocean County Department of Planning, 129 Hooper Avenue, P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
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July 24, 2014

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