Monadnock Region Agricultural Commissions
Fitzwilliam Agricultural Commission
Keene Agricultural Commission
Harrisville Agricultural Commission
Nelson Agricultural Commission
Marlow Agricultural Commission
Richmond Agricultural Commission
Peterborough Agricultural Commission
Agricultural Commissions - A Valuable Local Planning Resource:
Knowledge & Expertise - Works with the Planning Board, Conservation commission, Selectment/Council, Code Enforcement and residents to answer questions and concerns about agricultural activity.
Educate & Inform - Provides instruction and information about Best Management Practices related to agriculture, including backyard chickens, manure management, and fertilizer and pesticide use.
Promote & Celebrate - The working landscape of farms, forests and gardens provides economic benefits, open spaces, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and rural character.
AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION - LIST OF PROJECTS
Resources for Ag Commissioners
Master Plan: Agricultural Resources and the Working Landscape
Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Review and Subdivision Regulations Take the Test: "Is Your Town Farm Friendly?"
Right To Farm Law - see below
Office of Strategic Initiatives - "Agriculture, Farmland & Open Space Preservation"
NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food
UNH Cooperative Extension
NH Coalition for Sustaining Agriculture
NH Farm Bureau
Center for Land Conservation
American Farmland Trust
Assessments - Forest and Land
Permit Uses in Wetlands
Certified Farmers Markets
FSMA & Impact of NE Farms
Potential resources of grant funds for agricultural commissions:
Webinar: Food Safety Modernization Act Rules
Right to Farm (R2F): RSA 432:32
R2F: Tilling and growing prohibition: RSA 674:32-c
Definition of Farms and Farming Activities - RSA 21: 34-A
Planning and Zoning - RSA 672:1II-b
Presumption (Planning and Zoning) - RSA 674:32-a
Innovative Land Use: RSA 674:21
Ag Land Preservation - RSA 432:18-31-a
Other General Provisions - RSA 674:32-c
Existing Agricultural Uses - RSA 674:32-b
Federal and State Regulations
1979 NH FOOD POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS