Department of Agriculture
Tami S. Hildebrand, Executive Director
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.