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New Jersey Farm Bureau News

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s (NJDA) Division of Marketing and Development works with seven different commodity promotion councils on projects aimed at enhancing commodity-specific marketing and research opportunities. This partnership is in place for the following promotional councils: wine, apples, poultry, dairy, sweet potatoes, white potatoes and blueberries.

Click here to read more about these commodity promotion councils.

In Memoriam: Dave Klemm

10 Apr 2014, Posted by admin in Meetings and Events, State News

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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend Dave Klemm, a former director from Sussex County and current member of the State Board of Agriculture. Dave was a sincere advocate for agriculture and a great friend to many. He will be missed tremendously.

Visitation to be held on
Friday, Apr. 11, 2014, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street Newton, NJ 07860

Memorial Service to be held on
Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014, 11:30 am
at Redeemer Lutheran Church
37 Newton Sparta Road Andover Township, NJ US 07860

Congratulations! We finally made it! Here we are on the first day of spring. Not that this means you can go outside and plant everything you want, or that Ol’ Man Winter won’t revisit our neighborhoods. But at least there’s the sense that the end of winter is marked on our calendar!

And of course everyone knows that the first holiday of the spring season is National Ag Day, celebrated on Tuesday, March 25. What’s that? You say you’ve never heard of National Ag Day? Well, we’re about to change all that.

To read the full story, click here.

Mitchell Jones grew up knowing he wanted to be a farmer.

“I started in high school as an after-school activity,” Jones said. “I helped work on my neighbor’s farm.”
With his father working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and a grandfather in farming, it was inevitable that Jones would end up in the fields.

Click here to read more from the Express Times.