Welcome to the County of Berks
Berks County Department of Agriculture
The Berks County Department of Agriculture has temporarily suspended in-office operations, but is operating remotely. The anticipated return to normal business operations is tentatively anticipated for Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM.  
 
During this time, Tami Hildebrand, Executive Director can be reached at 484-818-0845 or thildebrand@countyofberks.com
Please direct all essential inquiries to this telephone number or email address.
 
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging time.
 
  • The Berks County COVID-19 Help Center closed end of day, Friday, June 5, 2020.  If you have COVID-19 questions you may still email them to COVID@countyofberks.com.
     
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.

 

 

 Meeting Dates

 
Title
  
Start Time
Location
  
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting8/26/2020 7:30 PMAg Center
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting9/30/2020 7:30 PMAg Center
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting10/28/2020 7:30 PMAg Center
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting11/25/2020 7:30 PMAg Center
Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting12/30/2020 7:30 PMAg Center
CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Address:
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

​For Information on the

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Visit Penn State Extension

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PA Department of Agriculture

In Berks County.....

 

Farms Preserved: 764
Acres Preserved: 74,428.6

 

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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