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Partnering & Representation

Partnering & Representation

Through strategic collaboration with organizations, government agencies, and other partners we keep the needs of the agricultural industry represented during critical conservations.


Many organizations collaborate to provide agricultural services, events and education for Berks County. Review their websites and sign up for notices. Don't miss out!

B.A.R.N (Berks Agricultural Resource Network)
Lots of local events and a strong promoter of buying local farm products.

Try the B.A.R.N.OPOLY game and visit all the local farms on the playing board! (Monday, June 19th through Saturday, August 19th).

Penn State University Extension
LOTS of great educational events, trainings, and webinars for farmers, agribusiness owners, and the public. Sign up for their notices and select your interest areas.

Berks Nature
Education, conservancy, events, nature preschool and camps, trails, watersheds.

Berks County Conservation District
Conservation of the soils and water of Berks County. Look for various programs to support or fund agriculture and conservation projects.

Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)
A branch of the USDA and a service to America's private land owners and managers to conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources. Financial assistance for many conservation activities is available.

Farm Service Agency
A variety of programs for farmers, including crop reporting, loans and financial risk mitigation.

Century & Bicentennial Farm Program
Help long-held family farms be recognized by joining the Century & Bicentennial Farm Program.

Has your farm been in your family for 100 years or longer? If the answer is yes, then why not apply to the Pennsylvania Bicentennial & Century Farms Program! In 2004, the Pennsylvania State Department of Agriculture started a Bicentennial & Century Farms program. This program helps to emphasize the importance of our economic and rural heritage, as well as our traditions. According to the PA Department of Agriculture, there are almost 2,000 farms recognized across the state! For more information about the Bicentennial & Century Farms Program and to download the application form, please click here.

*Please note: You DO NOT need to be a preserved farm in order to apply*

Would you like your organization listed here? Contact Emily at ewangolo@countyofberks.com