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Chester County Ag Council

Ag Related Funding Opportunities

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Are you a farmer, nonprofit, school, or local government entity looking for funding to start or expand an ag related project? Here are some state and federal grant opportunities you may qualify for.

Helpful Resources

For federal tax-exempt financing for first-time farmers in Chester County for the purchase of land, buildings, improvements, machinery and equipment, visit the Chester County Industrial Development Authority.

For information on Act 319 (“Clean and Green”) and the Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion Program, contact the Chester County Board of Assessments.

For information about conservation easements and farmland preservation, contact the Chester County Parks and Preservation.

For questions about conservation practices including developing and implementing conservation programs to manage natural resources on your farm or property, contact the Chester County Conservation District.

For questions about farming best practices and for expert advice on issues like pest management, the keeping of livestock and identifying plant diseases, contact the Penn State Chester County Extension Office.

For information about ACRE/Pennsylvania Act 38, including past court decisions and ongoing complaints, visit the Attorney General’s site and Penn State’s Center for Agricultural and Shale Law

For gardening questions, contact the Chester County Master Gardeners.

For available farmer trainings, visit Penn State ExtensionPASA and AgConnect.

For information on how to find specific farm products, view our  Farm Products Guide.

For information about Chester County’s leading agricultural industries, visit our Ag Information Sheets.

For agriculture information for planners, visit the Chester County Planning Commission.

For agriculture eTools for municipal officials and staff, visit the Chester County Planning Commission.