The Agricultural Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 at 4:00 pm has been canceled.
Robert Nolan, Brookhaven, Chair
Frank Beyrodt, Miller Place
Dominic Bruno, Manorville
Ron Bush, Brookhaven
Rob Carpenter, Long Island Farm Bureau
Melanie Cirillo, Peconic Land Trust
Paul McCormick, East Moriches
Herb Strobel, Center Moriches
Bill Zalakar, Center Moriches
Agriculture in Brookhaven
Brookhaven Town is home to approximately 4,200 acres of farmland that supports a wide diversity of agricultural enterprises producing:
More than 1,700 acres has been preserved for agricultural uses through the purchase of development rights by Suffolk County and the Town. Agriculture contributes to the local economy and quality of life and so the continued viability and enhancement of farming is important.
The Agricultural Advisory Board advises the Town on policy issues and programs affecting the farming community and, under the direction of Supervisor Romaine, has also been instrumental in bringing the first Farmers Market to Brookhaven Town Hall.