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Agricultural Advisory Committee

Members

Tyler Seville
Chairperson
12/31/2025

Carol English
Asst. Chairperson
12/31/2024

Tyson Mertz
Regular
12/31/2026

James Milito
Regular
12/31/2024

Joe Sorge 
Regular
12/31/2026

Ana Duarte McCarthy
TC Liason
12/31/2024

Nick Polanin
Liaison
12/31/2024

Katelyn Katzer
Advisor 
12/31/2024

Jon Knox
Advisor
12/31/2024

Walter Lane 
Advisor
12/31/2024

Georgann Di Rienzo
A1
12/31/2024

Alexander Marcus
A2
12/31/2025

Tom Timko
Advisor
12/31/2024

Agricultural Advisory Committee

Mission:

The Committee is responsible for promoting and preserving agriculture as a viable economic activity within Bernards Township and enabling agricultural enterprises to continue to contribute to the quality of life in the community. The Committee makes recommendations to the Planning Board and Township Committee as to municipal land use procedures that strengthen and sustain agriculture and advises on legislative and regulatory issues pertaining to agriculture. It also serves as a forum for discussion of local agricultural practices and as an agent of change for public policies that may impact farming and the preservation of farmland.

Goals:

  • Identify issues facing local agricultural enterprises and provide recommendations for resolution
  • Continue the sustainable use of economically viable farmland for production through farmland preservation options
  • Promote local agriculture through municipal activities
  • Provide education to agricultural community to meet future economic challenges
  • Promote community interest in agriculturally related activities
  • Foster responsible stewardship of land
  • Promote communication and cooperation among farmers and the public
  • Communicate, educate and promote contributions made by agriculture to the local community

Do You Know Your Neighborhood Farms?

Bernards Township is fortunate to be home to many farms that not only provide fresh food but preserve local history and create open space and scenic vistas for residents. In addition to seasonal markets where local fruits and vegetables are sold, there are preserved farms that also keep alive the rich agricultural history of the Township and provide residents with a venue for the performing arts. Visit our local farms here.

Join the Township and the Agricultural Advisory Committee in supporting local farms and their contributions to our community.

Are you interested in learning more about seasonal fruits, vegetables, and family fun? 

Sign up to receive the Agricultural Advisory Committee seasonal newsletter by emailing: ckieffer@bernards.org