Secretary of Agriculture Visit in the News

New Jersey’s Secretary of Agriculture paid a visit to the farm recently!  Read about it in the Trenton Times, here.

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Organic Hopewell farm impresses state Secretary of Agriculture

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — Jessica Niederer, who attended Cornell University, didn’t always intend to carry on the family farming business — she wanted to be a scientist.

At some point on the way to her degree in ecology and environmental biology, however, she realized that she wanted to work outside and decided to give up the laboratory to become a 13th-generation farmer.

Now, five years into operating her own organic farm, Chickadee Creek Farm, on 17 acres she is renting from her father in Hopewell, Niederer is starting to gain recognition for her accomplishments.

Read the full article by Brendan McGrath here.

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