Welcome to the County of Berks
 
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Welcome to the Berks County
Department of Agriculture
Tami S. Hildebrand, Executive Director
 
Mission Statement
 
Our mission is to promote agriculture in Berks County by preserving farmland, invigorating agricultural economic development, and being an agricultural resource hub for our community.
 
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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Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting Dates

Meeting Time & Location: All regular meetings are scheduled for Wednesdays at 7:30 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.

Agenda for August 25, 2021

 

 

 Meeting Dates

 
Title
  
Start Time
Location
  
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting9/29/2021 7:30 PMAg Center
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting10/27/2021 7:30 PMAg Center
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting11/17/2021 7:30 PMAg Center
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting12/15/2021 7:30 PMAg Center
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting1/26/2022 7:30 PMAg Center
CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Address:
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

 

​For Information on the Spotted Lanternfly

 

Visit Penn State Extension or PA Department of Agriculture

In Berks County.....

 

Farms Preserved: 781
Acres Preserved: 75,688

 

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

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