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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.
PA Farm Link has two Farm Succession planning workshops planned for 2016: March 19th in Lycoming County and April 7th in Butler County. These workshops are designed to help farm business owners and family members looking to create a succession/transition plan for their farm. Workshops will solidify what you'd like to see happen to your farm while evaluating financial feasibility, legal considerations and management concerns. Registration is now open for both programs. For questions or more information, contact PA Farm Link office at 717-705-2121 or email email@example.com and someone will be happy to assist you.
To review the agenda, speakers, and/or to register for the Lycoming County March 19th workshop, click on this Eventbrite Site:
To review the agenda, speakers, and/or to register for the Butler April 7th workshop, click on this Eventbrite Site:
PA Farm Link is sponsoring two workshops designed to help Specialty Crop Beginning Farmers succeed in their farming endeavors. By attending one of these workshops, beginning farmers can learn of resources in their communities to help them with their farm operation plans as well as network with other farmers in their area.
Professionals will present information related to:
* Business and Market Planning;
* Leasing and Leasing Documents;
* Database Availability of Farms via PFL website;
* Liability Issues; Accounting & Record Keeping Tools;
* Crop Insurance-A Risk Management Tool;
* Resources available through the NRCS and Conservation Districts, FSA, and other funding Resources.
These workshops are made possible through the Specialty Crop Block Grant.
Workshops will run a full day to provide as much educational resource information to beginning farmers as possible. 9:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
***March 5th - Western PA location. The Big Red Barn, Donohoe Center, 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.
Registration of $20 is due by February 19th and includes lunch. Click on the Event Brite link to register online or contact PA Farm Link at 717-705-2121 for assistance in registering.
***March 19th - Eastern PA location. Chester County Economic Development Council, Eagleview Corporate Center, 737 Constitution Drive, Exton, PA 19341.
Registration of $20 is due by March 4th and includes lunch. Click on the Event Brite link to register online or contact PA Farm Link at 717-705-2121 for assistance in registering.
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