John Formisano Sr., part owner of Formisano Produce and Formisano Farms in Buena, was presented with the Phillip Alampi Industry Marketing Award by the New Jersey Agricultural Society on February 4 at the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention in Atlantic City.

Formisano was chosen to receive the award for being a farmer who promotes the New Jersey vegetable industry in many ways.  He was a member of the Atlantic County Board of Agriculture for more than 50 years, a member, director and current president of the Landisville Produce Cooperative Association, member and director of the New Jersey Vegetable Growers Association, member of the Eastern Produce Council and served six years on the Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station Board of Managers.  Formisano Farms is known for its fennel, cilantro and many other specialty crops.