Ag Council Announces Award Winners
We are delighted to announce that the Gable Family of Conebella Farm in Elverson, Pa., are our 2019 Farmers of the Year. A multi-generational dairy farming family, the Gables represent triumph in the face of adversity as they’ve successfully adjusted their business model in response to a changing consumer market and external economic pressures facing the larger dairy industry.
Duncan Allison, our Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award winner, is a longtime former Ag Council board member and champion of agriculture. He has worked tirelessly as a board member and volunteer for nearly every major agricultural organization in the county, informing and educating county residents about the importance and complexity of all that goes into farming. His genuine care and enthusiasm for the industry (and the people who work in it) make him a very deserving winner we are proud to honor. Learn more.
Women’s Learning Circle Event, October 23
Join experts from American Farmland Trust and a wide range Chester County agricultural service provider organizations at an upcoming “Women for the Land” Learning Circle on October 23rd in Cochranville.
This event is intended for women landowners and women who manage farms who are interested in learning more about land conservation and land preservation programs.
The day will include a discussion about conservation options and resources with other local landowners and farmers, as well as a free lunch and an optional farm tour. Register for this free event.