Chester County Ag Forum - December 7
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
"Local Outsourcing" :
The Role of Custom Farmers in Chester County
Increasingly, farmers or landholders hire custom farmers to do some work in one capacity or another on their farms. Hiring a custom farmer may enable a farmer to "outsource" parts of their farming operation that require costly equipment or significant labor. While, landholders may benefit from working with a custom farmer to achieve certain environmental management goals for the land.
Join us to learn more about the role that custom farming plays in the county's agriculture, what services custom farmers offer and what challenges they face, particularly in areas where farmland is more fragmented.
Senior Accountant and Consultant,
MSC Business Services/PA Farm Bureau
Co-Owner, Hicks Brothers, LLC
When & Where
Southeastern PA Ag Partnership and Penn State Extension