New Jersey Agricultural Land Trust

New Jersey Agricultural Land Trust (NJALT) is dedicated to the Garden State’s farming heritage, its sustainability and beneficial use. NJALT’s goals are to provide farm owners with land preservation options that combine the landowner’s conservation ethic with forward-looking business practices, as needed for independent and productive farming operations, and to better prepare future farmers. NJALT’s mission and organization are unique in New Jersey:

  • New Jersey’s first and only statewide farmland conservation organization, focusing exclusively on preserving farms. 
  • A board of trustees composed of active farmers and farm agents who have a first-hand understanding of agricultural operations. 
  • Founded by interests of organized farm associations, founding members of New Jersey’s farmland preservation movement, full-time farmers, and agribusiness. 
  • Legally-independent, while affiliated with the New Jersey Farm Bureau, which has a history of 88 years of respect and trust within New Jersey’s agricultural community.

New Jersey Agricultural Lands Trust was founded in response to a growing need within the farming community to provide voluntary, private sector mechanisms intended to assist landowners in retaining their land in agriculture and in passing it onto succeeding generations. NJALT became a state and federally registered charitable organization in September 2007.

Contact New Jersey Agricultural Land Trust

Pat OConnell
200 West State Street
Trenton , New Jersey  08608
Phone: 609.915.9886
Fax: 609.695.4393


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • New Jersey

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