Agricultural Advisory Committee

It is the policy of the Town of Framingham to conserve, protect and encourage the maintenance and improvement of agricultural land for the production of food and other agricultural products and also for its natural and ecological value.

To support that policy, the Agricultural Advisory Committee was established during the May 2007 town meeting to serve as the primary advocate for farming and agriculture in Framingham. The committee is charged with administration of the town’s Right-to-Farm bylaw, but does not have any regulatory / enforcement powers.

Our Role
The committee’s roles and responsibilities are as follows:
  • Serve as a local voice advocating for farmers, farm-related businesses and agricultural interests in general.
  • Provide visibility for farming in Framingham.
  • Work with other town departments / boards / commissions/ committees on issues facing the town that affect agriculture.
  • Help resolve farm-related problems and/or conflicts.
  • Protect farmlands and natural resources.
Meeting Information
The committee meets on an as-needed basis. For more information, please contact the Community and Economic Development Division, 508-532-5455.

Agricultural Advisory Committee Members
Name Seat Term Expires
Thomas P. Hanson Chair 2015
Nicola Cataldo Member 2014
George A. Marold Member 2016
Dudley Stephan Member 2016
Matthew Hanson Member, alternate 2015
Jacqueline Meninno Member, alternate 2015
Peter E. Whiting Member, alternate 2017