|Tom and his wife Kathy live in Monroe Township,
Middlesex County. Tom and his brother started farming in 1975, and in
1980 established Byrne
Brothers Farm, raising corn, soybeans and livestock. The current
operation has shifted to hay and straw production.
Tom graduated from Delaware Valley College in
Doylestown, PA in 1974 with a B.S. in Animal Husbandry.
Tom has been a member of the Middlesex County Board of
Agriculture since 1976. Tom began his active participation with New
Jersey Farm Bureau as a member of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee
serving as chairman in 1977. Tom served as a county director
before being elected 2nd Vice President
in 2002. Tom was appointed 1st Vice President by
the NJFB Board of Directors in May 2005.
Tom has also been active in several other organizations
and activities including: serving as a life member of the New Jersey State
Fireman's Association; serving as a member, assistant chief and chief of the
Applegarth Volunteer Engine Company; serving as a trustee of the Middlesex
County Fair Association; serving as a member of the Monroe Township
Environmental Commission; serving as a member of the New Jersey Agriculture
Society; and achieving the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award.