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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.
April 25, 2016 from 7:00 PM—9:00 PM
East Freedom Fire Hall
139 Municipal Street, East Freedom, PA 16637
For directions: freedomtwpvfc.webs.com
About the Network:
All Growers, Farmers, AND Chefs are welcome from Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset, and surrounding Counties.
Members of the Southern Allegheny Chef Association (local chapter of the American Culinary Federation) are partners with our Network. The SA Chefs are looking for local food producers!
Introductions and welcome.
Needs of local farmers. Mobile Meat Processing Unit needs, demands, potential utilization
Discussion on Farmer Veteran Coalition and Homegrown Heroes programs
Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission: Johnstown based commercial/community kitchen for produce growers to develop value-added products.
Risk Management Considerations
Questions about the event: contact PA Farm Link at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-705-2121.
To register for this April 25th workshop, click on this Eventbrite Site:
March 17th marked the date for the 2016 NW Grazing Conference in Clarion, PA. PA Farm Link participated with an exhibitor booth, having the opportunity to talk with producers from all over Western PA. Definitely a great opportunity for PA Farm Link to discuss how PFL can be of benefit to all farmers from beginners to those ready to turn their business over to the next generation.
15-Jun-2016 The June board meeting for PA Farm Link will be held at 11:30 with a light lunch available. Meetin.. MORE >
18-Aug-2016 Ag Progress Days is a 3 day event being held from 16th August to the 18th August 2016 at the Russell.. MORE >
25-Aug-2016 The August board meeting for PA Farm Link will be held at 11:30 with a light lunch available. Meet.. MORE >