You may recall supporting the establishment of the Woodbridge Agricultural Commission years ago. The Commission was approved by the Board of Selectmen in 2020, and first met virtually on January 12, 2021. The Woodbridge Agricultural Commission is here to support you and your farming efforts, and functions in an advisory capacity to the Board of Selectmen. The purpose of the Commission is to identify issues of concern to farmers, to raise public awareness of the benefits of local farms and working lands, and to identify ways in which the Town can support the business and land-use needs of local farms.
The Commission is comprised of farmers, each with their own area of expertise, and with farms of varying scales. Members include Chris Sorensen (Chair) of Merry Mountain Farm, Andrea Urbano (Vice Chair) of Sperry Falls Farm, Kristyna Hulland of Off Center Farm, Steven Munno of Massaro Community Farm, and Leland Torrence Jr. of Forward Farm. Mica Cardozo currently serves as the BOS Liaison.
The Commission meets once a month, at 8 PM on the second Tuesday between October and April, with special meetings held as necessary between May and September. All meetings will be virtual until further notice. You are encouraged to tune into its regular meetings and visit https://www.woodbridgect.org/532/Agricultural-Commission for notice of scheduled special meetings.