Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Freeholder Lillian Burry announced a boost to the Agribusiness sector of Monmouth County’s economy last week with the launch of a marketing campaign for farm products grown in the county.
Monmouth County farms and related business can sign up to use the new “Grown in Monmouth” logo which is the first part of county wide marketing strategy funded under a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant the county received last year to evaluate current trends and future opportunities to expand the local farming industry, and to develop a marketing strategy to promote and market agricultural products.
“The Grown in Monmouth logo is a great tool for our agricultural businesses to use,” said Freeholder Director Arnone. “We encourage all of our growers and agricultural related businesses to make use of this logo that identifies their products as Grown in Monmouth County. This is one of the first components of the Grown in Monmouth marketing strategy that we are currently developing.”
Arnone and Burry met with farmers last week at Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck to sign the first licensing agreement for the logo under the new program.
“The Board of Chosen Freeholders is committed to supporting our diverse and important agricultural community and the Grown in Monmouth project is designed to continue and expand that support,” said Burry, the Freeholder’s liaison to the Ag Board.
Monmouth County farmers, suppliers, distributors and retailers are encouraged to learn more about the “Grown in Monmouth” program by visiting GrownInMonmouth.com and/or by attending an update meeting on October 5 at 7 p.m. at the Monmouth County Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Rd., Freehold.