Pennsylvania Farm Link: Connecting

Farmers And Landowners In Pennsylvania

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. 

Growing Vegetables Year-Round & Wholesale Opportunities

Are you looking to extend your growing season and market potential?  If so be sure to mark your calendars for April 9th to attend a PA Farm Link and Blair County Conservation District workshop featuring guest speakers Michael Kilpatrick, New York and Wegman’s Merchandiser, Bill Brauchle. 

April 9th  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

East Freedom Fire Hall, East Freedomn, PA (minutes south of Altoona, PA). 

Registration:  FREE!  But please call to register by March 31 to help the organizers properly prepare.  814-696-02877 Blair County Conservation District.

Michael Kilpatrick is the owner of Kilpatrick Family Farm in Middle Granville, NY.  The Kilpatrick family farm is changing the way their community eats through clean, heathy food produced in a sustainable and transparent way.  Kilpatrick is a leader in changing the way our country eats through his speaking and food policy work.  The farm operation consists of 100 acres of rented and leased land with year round production in multiple high-tunnels.  They market at three farmers markets a week and employ a summer crew of 8 full time people.  Topics covered by Kilpatrick will include:  Field Season Extension and Over-Wintering Crops; What You Do in the Field & the High Tunnel; and Wholesale Market, Food Safety and Food Modernization. 

Wegmans, a well-known grocery store committed to sustainability and local foods will be represented by Bill Brauchle.  Mr. Brauchle will share Wegman’s requirements and potential market opportunities for farmers in Central, PA. 

Farm Succession Workshop: Butler PA

31-Mar-2015  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 TO REGISTER & PAY, CLICK HERE > (/farm-succession-work.. MORE >

Farm Succession Workshop: Kennett Square PA

07-Apr-2015  Tuesday, April 7, 2015 TO REGISTER & PAY, CLICK HERE > (/farm-succession-works.. MORE >

High TUnnel Production & Marketing of Speciality Crops

09-Apr-2015  Full day informative workshop w/ lunch provided! Featured speakers: Michael K.. MORE >



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