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.


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List of Projects - Agricultural Commissions

September 2017 quarterly forum, "Policy Advocates Workshop"

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
Planning Definition
Assessments - Forest and Land
Permit Uses in Wetlands
Certified Farmers Markets
FSMA & Impact of NE Farms

Potential resources of grant funds for agricultural commissions:

NH Charitable Foundation
New England Grassroots Environment Fund


Webinar: Food Safety Modernization Act Rules 

general statutes:

Right to Farm (R2F): RSA 432:32

Specific Bills

Dairy Relief Fund
NH Bill Search

Federal and State Regulations

Wetland and highly erodible soils
Food safety and sanitation
Pesticide use
Water Quality, nutrient management
Market-driven certifications and requirements