Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Berks County
Department of Agriculture
Tami S. Hildebrand, Executive Director
Mission Statement
We promote agriculture in Berks County by preserving farmland, invigorating agricultural economic development, and being an agricultural resource hub for our community.
Take a deeper look at what the Department of Ag does!
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Agricultural Land Preservation Board
The Berks County Department of Agriculture works with the Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board to permanently preserve large clusters of viable agricultural lands by acquiring agricultural conservation easements (ACE). An ACE prevents the development of the land for any purpose besides productive agriculture.
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Upcoming Event!


Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting Dates

Meeting Time & Location: All regular meetings are scheduled for Wednesdays at 7:00 PM and are currently being held virtually. The public is still invited to participate in meetings but will now do so by using the County's YouTube Channel platform for public participation.  You can access this site by clicking here. Use the "comment" feature on YouTube or email questions in advance to DeptofAg@countyofberks.com.


Start Time
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting11/30/2022 7:00 PMCounty Agricultural Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533-9199
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting12/21/2022 7:00 PMOnline via Teams


Berks County Department of Agriculture
Berks County Agricultural Center
1238 County Welfare Road, Suite 260
Leesport, PA 19533-9199
Phone: 610-378-1844
FAX: 610-378-7983
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri
​If you need to speak with a specific person, please call ahead. Staff have allocated days working in the field and remotely. 


​For Information on the Spotted Lanternfly


Visit Penn State Extension or PA Department of Agriculture

In Berks County.....


Farms Preserved: 801
Acres Preserved: 76,896.5


Berks County ranks 3rd in the nation for farmland preservation.

Click on Map above to view a map of protected farms.