September 13, 2022

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture visits Lancaster County

The Wolf administration seeks to improve conservation agriculture by strengthening Pennsylvania’s commitment to preserving the Chesapeake Bay watershed. On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited Welsh Vista Farms in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County. The farm and its owners, Gordon and Carole Hoover, were recognized for their conservation efforts after a row of trees was planted along a creek on the property to filter runoff. “A lot of hard work has gone into not only the past four years, but farmers in Lancaster County and here in Salisbury Township have worked hard for over 50 years with the implementation of conservation practices,” the Hoovers said. The Conservation Excellence Grants program has invested more than $4 million in community conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

The Wolf administration seeks to improve conservation agriculture by strengthening Pennsylvania’s commitment to preserving the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited Welsh Vista Farms in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County.

The farm and its owners, Gordon and Carole Hoover, were recognized for their conservation efforts after a row of trees was planted along a creek on the property to filter runoff.

“A lot of hard work has gone into not only the past four years, but farmers in Lancaster County and here in Salisbury Township have worked hard for over 50 years with the implementation of conservation practices,” the Hoovers said.

The Conservation Excellence Grants program has invested more than $4 million in community conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.