The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is charged with developing, promoting, conserving and supporting the agricultural and agribusiness industry of the state and those natural resources that are associated with agriculture and other open lands for the benefit of all the citizens of the state.
Information of watershed management, State parks
and forests, Green Acres open space program, and
The NJTPA is the federally sanctioned Metropolitan Planning Organization for the 6
million people in the 13-county northern New Jersey region (including Sussex County).
The NJTPA evaluates and approves proposed transportation improvement projects and
provides a forum for interagency cooperation and public input into funding decisions.
It also sponsors and conducts studies, assists county planning agencies and monitors
compliance with national air quality goals.
The State Agriculture Development Committee
(SADC) leads in the preservation of New
Jersey’s farmland and promotes innovative
approaches to maintaining the viability of
agriculture in the state. The SADC provides
grants to fund the purchase of development
easements on farmland through the
administration of the Farmland Preservation
Program; offers grants to landowners in the
program to fund part of the cost of soil and
water conservation projects; administers the
Right to Farm Program and oversees the Transfer
of Development Rights Bank. They also operate
the Farm Link Program which helps connect farm
owners with farmers looking for farmland and