This article was written by Nicholas Polanin, associate professor, agricultural agent II, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension of Somerset County… Late last month, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher toured Screamin’ Hill Brewery in Cream Ridge, the state’s first on-farm brewery… "We have a thriving farm-winery industry and we hope to see more craft breweries connected to farms and using local farm products," Fisher said. "Being the first on-farm brewery in New Jersey, Screamin’ Hill is the example of how our state’s agriculture and craft brewery industries can work together to create unique products consumers can enjoy."… Doyle, who owns Readington River Buffalo Company in Readington, manages a herd of bison ranging from 90 to 150 head on 110 acres of pasture. He oversees breeding, nutrition, vaccination, and transportation. He manages an on-site retail operation with the meat raised on the farm and locally-sourced agricultural products. He also produces 200 acres of hay per year to feed the herd and to supplement neighboring farmers. Doyle also hosts Rutgers University students in an annual practicum to teach proper handling methods of large animals. He is currently second vice-president of the Hunterdon County Board of Agriculture, a 2009 graduate of the New Jersey Agricultural Leadership Development Program, a Sunday school instructor and an Eagle Scout.
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