The Agricultural Commission may have up to five members serving staggered terms of three years each. The Commission encourages, promotes and facilitates the continued pursuit of farming and a sustainable agricultural industry, supports and advances agricultural-based economic opportunities in the Town, and works for the preservation of prime agricultural land in Southbridge. The Commission may be called as needed by the various Town boards and commissions to serve as advisors on projects and activities involving agricultural lands and affairs in Southbridge. The Town does not yet have a Right to Farm bylaw, but the Commission may be able to start the process to adopt one in the near future.
Those desiring to be appointed to the Agricultural Commission should address a letter of interest to the Town Manager, 41 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA.