Pennsylvania Preserves Nearly 2,100 Acres of Farmland

More than 470,000 acres now preserved statewide

To help save the state’s farmland, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program identifies properties and slows the loss of prime farmland to non-agricultural uses.

The program enables state, county and local governments to purchase conservation easements, also called development rights, from owners of quality farmland.

The Juanita M. Keech farm, a 181.40-acre crop farm

The Randall Wolf farm, a 126.13-acre crop farm

The Pearl Noll farm #1, a 49.20-acre crop farm

The Naomi Mae Stutzman farm #1, a 118.80-acre crop and livestock operation

The Rosemarie K. McIlwain farm, a 47.19-acre crop farm

The Brown Partnership farm, an 81.08-acre crop farm

The John and Barbara Kauffman farm, a 99.74-acre crop and livestock operation

The Robert Hawkins farm #1, a 108.65-acre crop and livestock operation

The David Stetler farm, a 123.33-acre crop farm

The Shade Mt. Farms, Inc. farm, a 116.94-acre crop and livestock operation

The Rena and Bryan Baumgartner farm, a 39.96-acre crop farm

The Steven and Tammy Gower farm, a 21.43-acre crop farm

The Robert and Tracy Serfass farm, a 20.00-acre crop farm

The Robert and Barbara Koch farm, a 48.07-acre crop farm

The Cord Clarence Meyer farm #1, a 120.61-acre crop and livestock operation

The Edward and Nancy Krokosky farm, a 163.76-acre pasture and livestock operation

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture