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Welcome to the Berks County Department of Agriculture

Welcome to the Berks County Department of Agriculture

Mission Statement

We promote agriculture in Berks County by preserving farmland, invigorating agricultural economic development, and connecting our community to agricultural resources.

Quick Links

Land Preservation Info

Agricultural Land Preservation Info

Land Pres Forms

Agricultural Land Preservation Forms


Agricultural Security Areas

Direct Marketing

Direct Marketing Resources

New Farm Owner

New Farm Owner Resources - Coming Soon!

Landowner Resources

Landowner Resources - Coming Soon!

Ag Events Calendar

Agricultural Events in Berks County

Local Food Map

Find Fresh Local Food in Your Own Backyard

Announcements & News

Ag Quarterly February 2024

A quick and captivating review of what the Berks County Department of Agriculture team has been working on and what is coming up.

Farmland Preservation
In Berks County.....

Farms Preserved: 823
Acres Preserved: 78,544.4
Berks County ranks 3rd in the nation for farmland preservation.

Ag Study

Berks County Kicks Off Comprehensive Study on Agricultural Economic Impact and Strategic Action Plan as Part of IMAGINE Berks.


Farm Families are the Key to Berks County’s Successful Farmland Preservation Program. Their stories provide insights on production agriculture on their farm and the future of the agriculture industry.

Agricultural Land Preservation Board Public Meetings

Meeting Time & Location: All regular meetings are scheduled for the last Wednesday of every month at 5:30 PM and are currently being held at the Berks County Agricultural Center. The public is still invited to participate in meetings, either in person or 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 contact us. Click here for meeting dates.