Trenton, NJ 08625
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture was established in 1916. One of the Department’s major priorities is to promote, protect and serve the Garden State’s diverse agriculture and agribusiness industries. New Jersey is an agricultural powerhouse, with more than a billion dollars in agricultural sales each year. The Department’s programs support production agriculture as well as feed school children; administer agriculture, food and natural resource education including the State FFA Association; distribute surplus federal foods to pantries and soup kitchens that serve our needy citizens; conserve precious soil and water resources; protect farmland from development and preserve it for future agricultural use; promote Jersey Fresh produce, Jersey Grown horticultural products, Jersey Seafood commercial fishing and aquaculture industry products, Jersey organic and Jersey Equine; and expand export markets for fresh and processed agricultural products.