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Info session will focus on Right to Farm Act

The Monmouth County Division of Planning will hold an information session today, Jan. 31, for people who are interested in learning about the Right to Farm Act. Members of the public are invited to attend.

The event will be held at the Monmouth County Agricultural Building, 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold Township, at 7 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and attendees will have an opportunity to review information and meet with representatives of the Grown in Monmouth team.

According to the State Agricultural Development Committee (SADC), the Right to Farm program works with and educates farmers, residents and municipalities about the Right to Farm Act, the act’s formal conflict resolution process, and additional strategies for resolving agriculture-related disputes and supporting a positive agricultural business environment.

The act protects responsible commercial farms from public and private nuisance actions and unduly restrictive municipal regulations, according to the SADC.

Organizers said the event will cover basic information that will be beneficial to municipal officials, local farmers and neighbors. Speakers will highlight sample cases from around the state. County staff members will explain the role of the Monmouth County Agriculture Development Board and answer questions.

To RSVP for the event or to check the program’s status in the event of inclement weather, contact Sean Pizzio at 732-431-7460, ext. 5740, or email Sean.Pizzio@co.monmouth.nj.us

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