Town of Hampton

Agriculture Commission

The Purpose of the Agriculture Commission

  • To foster agricultural viability and preservation of agricultural land in Hampton.
  • To foster a healthy environment.
  • To serve as a conduit between local farmers and non-profit agencies, civic organizations, municipal boards and commissions, elected officials, and non-farm residents.
  • To advocate for agriculture before land use and other commissions.
  • To act as a resource for agricultural information.
  • To chart land use in Hampton to support a balance between agriculture, preservation, and other land uses.
  •  To increase awareness of agricultural enterprises in the community.
  • To promote the value of viable agriculture to the Town in the areas of employment, property taxes, environment and farmland preservation.
  • To provide information and guidance on agriculture related issues such as zoning, inland wetland, public works, and other town departments and other boards and commissions and residents as necessary.
  • To promote young farmers by supporting local, regional, and state vocational agricultural education, and 4-H programs.
  • To recognize and support new farming operations.
  • To act as a sounding board and provide review to town departments, boards and commissions concerning the impact of proposed town policies on agricultural activities.
  • To identify opportunities to preserve and expand agriculture in Hampton.
  • To promote opportunities for residents and local businesses to support agriculture.
  • To provide information regarding available financial support related to agricultural viability.

 

 

Bernard Block

Alternate

Renee Cuprak

Secretary

Term End: 12/13/2020
Larry Campion

Member

Term End: 12/13/2020
Francis Edwards

Member

Term End: 12/13/2020
Morris Burr

Alternate

Term End: 12/13/2020
Don Bezanson

Co-Chair

Term End: 12/13/2020
Emily Schmidt

Chair

Term End: 12/13/2020