Farmland Preservation Publication Archive
This issue of our farmland preservation newsletter features the following:
- updated figures for Centre County's Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) program;
- reminders for landowners on stewarding their preserved farms;
- a save-the-date for a soil health workshop on September 13, 2022 (funded by our American Farmland Trust soil health award)
- information about financial assistance from REAP (resource enhancement and protection program);
- State guidelines for those considering solar panels on a preserved farm, and a
- Centre County Conservation District report on soil health practices on a local farming operation
PACE Program Guide
A guide to preserving farmland in Centre County through Pennsylvania's Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) program.
Centre County’s agricultural easement program preserves 56th farm
The Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Board on January 13 officially preserved 82 additional acres of farmland, bringing its total acreage for preserved farms to 8,300 acres.
Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation News Update March 2020
This issue features the PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference, the PA Farm Bill, and other resources for farmers.
Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation News Update January 2020
Featuring Public Officials Day presentations at the PA Farm Show, as well as an opportunity for preserved farm landowners to apply for state Farm Vitality Planning grants, aimed at helping to offset the cost of professional planning services.
Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Newsletter Fall 2019
Our mission is to strengthen communication with farmers throughout Centre County. This first issue of our newsletter featured the Centre County’s Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) program and the PA Farm Bill. Signed by Governor Tom Wolf in July 2019, the Farm Bill funds programs to help farmers who will be transitioning to new owners or operators, as well as support qualified beginning farmers.