Agricultural Commission


  • John Omasta, Chair
    Term expires: June, 2018
  • Richard Jaescke, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: September, 2018
  • John Bobala
    Term expires: June, 2018
  • Robert Vollinger 
    Term to: September, 2018
  • Tim Smith
    Term to: June, 2020
  • Earle (Chip) Parsons
    Term to: June, 2018
  • Stan Zawalick
    Term to: June, 2019

About the Agriculture Commission

The Commission is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Agriculture Commissions and the Massachusetts Farm Bureau. The Commission:
  • Facilitates the pursuit of agriculture in Northampton
  • Promotes agriculture-based economic opportunities in the city
  • Mediates, advocates, educates, and / or negotiates on farming issues
  • Advocates for preservation of prime agricultural lands
  • Researchs initiatives appropriate to creating a sustainable agricultural community
  • Coordinates the license of city agriculture land

Additional Information

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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