Agricultural Land Preservation
Welcome to the Berks County
Department of Agriculture
Tami S. Hildebrand, Executive Director
Mission Statement
The mission of the Berks County Department of Agriculture is to promote and support agriculture in Berks County by providing direction regarding agricultural issues, preserving and maintaining agricultural land, and aggressively promoting agricultural economic development.
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.

Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting Dates

Meeting Time & Location: All regular meetings are scheduled for Wednesdays at 7:30 PM in the Conference Room at the Berks County Agricultural Center and are subject to change.

Start Time
 4/26/2017 7:30 PM
 5/31/2017 7:30 PM
 6/28/2017 7:30 PM
 7/26/2017 7:30 PM
 8/30/2017 7:30 PM


Berks County Department of Agriculture 
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

In Berks County.....

Farms Preserved: 711
Acres Preserved: 70,242.7

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

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

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