A CADB Liaison is a municipal representative appointed by a mayor who is responsible for understanding the farmland preservation program and is available at the municipal level to coordinate farmland preservation efforts between the landowners, municipality, and County the program. For a list of CADB Municipal Liaisons' names, please contact the County Agriculture Development Board Office at 908-788-1490.
The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners created the CADB in 1980 in response to the public's interest in retaining the County's agricultural heritage. In 1983, the CADB officially became the administering agency for the State Agriculture Retention and Development Program, the current statewide farmland preservation program. The CADB is made up of twelve voting members, which include six farmers and six residents/business owners. In addition, there are four ex-officio members, including the County Agricultural Agent, a representative from the County Soil Conservation District, a County Planning Board Representative, and a County Commissioner.
The CADB is committed to implementing a voluntary farmland preservation program that will retain a sufficient amount of land to support a viable agricultural economy.