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Welcome to the 21st Annual NJ Land Conservation Rally!
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Friday, March 17 • 10:30am - 11:45am
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This panel discussion will focus on some of the new funding opportunities and partnerships the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) is cultivating as well as expansion of existing stewardship programs that help promote soil and water conservation.  The SADC’s experience with use of USDA-NRCS Regional Conservation Partner Program initiatives, side-by-side agricultural/open space easements, and its Soil and Water Cost Share grants will be discussed.  Other topics will include an update on farmland preservation funding, grants for deer fencing on farmland and efforts to amend the SADC’s rules for its Non-Profit program. 


David Clapp

Agricultural Resource Specialist 1, State Agriculture Development Committee
As part of the Stewardship team at SADC, Dave helps landowners, partners and SADC staff identify and steward natural resources on farms both during the preservation process and after a farm is preserved.  Dave helped develop a side-by-side easement template which allows SADC to partner with other organizations during the preservation process, leveraging outside funding to further protect sensitive environmental areas while maintaining... Read More →

Jeffrey Everett

Chief of Agricultural Resources, SADC
Jeff manages the Agriculture Development Section of the State Agriculture Development Committee, comprised of the Easement Stewardship, Resource Conservation, Agricultural Mediation, Farm Link, and Farm Viability programs.  Since 1993, he has conserved natural, cultural, and agricultural resources on public and private lands in the South, Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Midwest.  He has worked in federal, state, and local government, for... Read More →

Susan Payne

Executive Director, State Agriculture Development Committee
In her capacity as Executive Director of the NJ State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC),  Susan directs all aspects of the state’s Farmland Preservation Program (FPP) and the NJ Right to Farm (RTF) program, as well as all work of the State Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Bank Board.    She has devoted her 28 year career to the preservation of New Jersey’s land and water resources, in particular, the... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room C Second Floor

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