Responsibilities of the SRB: Established under the terms of Chapter 664 of the Acts of 1986 to review and approve Lessee activities under the terms of a lease to the New England Small Farm Institute on 475 acres of state owned land in Belchertown to develop a “Small Farm Demonstration and Training Center”

Current State Review Board Membership (Voting – all positions may be represented by a designee): Commissioner of the Department of Agricultural Resources (Chair/Convener); Commissioner Department of Capital Asset Management; Director/Dean, UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture; Director, UMass Amherst Extension/Center for Agriculture; Dean, UMass Amherst College of Natural Resources; Chair, Belchertown Conservation Commission; Chair, Belchertown Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC); Director, Division of Agricultural Conservation and Technical Assistance

Board Meetings:

When: May 7, 2012
Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Where: Main meeting room at the New England Small Farm Institute located at 275 Jackson Street
Town: Belchertown, MA 01007
Agenda Items: A meeting of the State Review Board as specified in the lease of this land owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the New England Small Farm Institute in order to receive reports of required activity, and to discuss future plans and expectations for the long term use of the site.