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An official website of the Chester County Government.

Agriculture

Chester County is a major provider of agricultural products, second in the state, with a strong agricultural economy and extensive areas of preserved farmland. This web page provides information on the farm economy, a few of the Agricultural Development Council's initiatives, and the farmland preservation program.

Ag Top
Farm Guide

Farm Product Guide

Use the Guide to Local Farm Products to find over 125 local farms and markets, and learn about the farmers and ag service professionals who make it all possible.

Ag Council

Ag Council

The Ag Council assists county farmers market their businesses, helps create an environment to attract new farmers, and informs residents and municipal officials about the importance of local agriculture.

Info Sheets

Ag Council Info Sheets

The Ag Council develops info sheets on a variety of agricultural topics relevant to Chester County.

Ag Plan

Agricultural Economic Development Strategic Plan

This plan was created in partnership with stakeholders from across the region to facilitate a successful transition to the future by supporting local communities and letting agriculture entrepreneurs do what they do best: innovate.

eTools

Agriculture Tools for Municipalities

View tools that help promote environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture at the municipal level.

Policies

County Agriculture Planning Policies

Strengthening the agricultural industry and protecting farmland are essential components of Landscapes3, the county's comprehensive plan.

Farmland Preservation

Farmland Preservation

Chester County's farmland preservation program is run by the county Department of Parks and Open Space Preservation.

Acre Info Sheet

Agricultural, Communities and Rural Environment Act (ACRE)

In 2005, Act 38 went into effect to ensure that ordinances adopted by local governments to regulate normal agricultural operations are not in violation of state law.

Partners

Agriculture Partners

There are many key partners across the county working on agricultural issues.

Data

Agricultural Data

View the current Ag Census and other data to gain a better understanding of who and what is being farmed in the county and beyond.