Spotted Lanternflies on Santa’s naughty list, not a problem for homeowners though
Although the Spotted Lanternfly was a major menace to Chester County agriculture (and homeowners!) this year, they really aren’t an issue when it comes purchasing a locally grown Christmas tree. Experts from Penn State Extension discuss the reasons why this is the case and what you can do in the rare event you do happen to find eggs on your tree.
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.