Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Berks Conservation District Farm Tour Oct. 5 At Deep Roots Valley Farm Mohrsville

The Berks County Conservation District will host a Farm Tour October 5 at the Deep Roots Valley Farm in Mohrsville with hosts Will and Kelly Smith to educate invited guests on farm conservation practices.
Conservation district staff, local and state officials, cooperating agencies and partners will tour this award-winning farm pointing out best management conservation practices. The Tour will also feature comments by Berks County legislators.
Deep Roots Valley Farm was one of four farms recognized with the 2018 Clean Water Farm Award by the PA Association of Conservation Districts and the Department of Environmental Protection.
Deep Roots Valley Farm is a beef, hog, and poultry farm with 95 acres of pasture. Best management practices include animal walkways, rotational grazing, and riparian buffers.
In nominating the Farm for the award, the Berks County Conservation District said in part, “The Smiths have shown their hard work, dedication, and willingness to research. They have gone above and beyond, creating a sustainable farm for their family, their community, and the environment.”
Funding to support the Tour was provided by a $2,000 Water Pollution Reduction Reduction Grant through the PA Association of Conservation Districts with the financial support of the  Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information on programs, initiatives and services, visit the Berks County Conservation District or call 610-372-4657.
(Photo: Will & Kelly Smith, Deep Roots Valley Farm from Lancaster Farming, 2013)
Related Stories:
(Stay informed on PA Association of Conservation Districts activities. Click Here to sign up for the Front Page eNewsletter.)
How You Can Help
Take Action:

No comments :

Post a Comment

Subscribe To Receive Updates:

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner