County News & Events
Agricultural Lands Information
Presentation and discussion
Open to the Public
Wednesday, November 7th
Octorara Middle School
Cheryl Pringle, Tax Assessment Office
Act 319 (commonly referred to as Clean and Green) – how the program can benefit your property, how to apply for the program and how it can affect your taxes.
Ag Security Areas
Jake Michael, Planning Commission
Ag Security Areas – what they are, how they can help to make your operation more secure and how to get into the program.
Ag Preservation by Land Trust groups
Grant DeCosta, The Brandywine Conservancy
Ag Land Preservation by land trust organizations – what it is, how it works and how to take advantage of the programs.
County Ag Preservation
Geoff Shellington, Chester Co. Open Space Dept.
Chester County’s Open Space Program – what the standards are for agricultural preservation application to the program, how it works and the benefits to landowners.
RSVP by Nov 4th: ChesterCountyFarmBureau@gmail.com
Click here for Contribution of the Equine Industry to the Economy of Southeastern Pennsylvania summary report, and here for the Results.
Click here for video of the event.
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Other Chester County Information:
- Chester County Dairy Data Sheet (pdf)
- Chester County Farming Facts (pdf)
- Lyme Disease Survey Results (pdf) - Lyme disease is a tick-born bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans and pets by infected ticks. In 2007, Pennsylvania was second only to New York with 3994 reported Lyme disease cases. Full article (word doc)