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Leading Pennsylvania’s economy with $5.7 billion dollar in sales each year, Pennsylvania’s future depends on agriculture. 7.7 million acres are devoted to agriculture use and of those 4.2 million acres (54%) are owned by farmers age 55 and over, according to 2007 NASS agriculture statistics. If agriculture is to remain Pennsylvania’s largest industry it’s imperative for these acres to transition to the next generation of farmers.
Pennsylvania Farm Link, a 501c3 non-profit, is dedicated to the mission of creating farming opportunities for the next generation; with the goal of ensuring farmlands such as these stay in farming. This is accomplished through an online database. Seeking farm land?Click here.Want someone to take over your farm?Click here.Don’t know where to start with your farm transition/succession plan?Click here.Looking for farm business resources?Check out Resource Central.
It is a daunting task. However, Pennsylvania Farm Link’s goal is to serve Pennsylvania agriculture and ensure the 4.2 million acres of Pennsylvania lands remain in agriculture production for many years.
We need your help.We would like to start a Farmer's Market in the McKee/Roaring Spring area.We need input from area farmers.We will have at least 10 spaces available, with some being inside. We will advertise the Farmer's Market in the local newspaper and radio station, and distribute flyers once it is set up and ready to start.We have indoor restrooms and an employee refrigerator if vendors would like to bring drinks for themselves.
There will be a meeting held on Monday, April 20, at 6:30 pm at Little Rock Natural Remedies, 8495 Woodbury Pike, Hollidaysburg (McKee).Please join us with your ideas and help us select a time that will fit the farmer's schedule.For more information, contact Lori at 695-0624.
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