Municipal officials, board members and staff convened at Olszanowski Farm in Spring City at the end of June to talk with area farmers about the challenges and opportunities that occur when both established and new farm businesses need to evolve or expand.
After a tour of the retail and event facilities led by Tom Olszanowski, the group engaged with the additional panelists which included Jodi Gauker, Executive Director at Lundale Farm and a 9th generation cattle farmer, and Mark Dunphy, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in East Vincent Township as well as the owner and operator of Seven Stars Farm. Topics included the depth and breadth of current agricultural regulation and how municipal officials must navigate competing resident interests that may directly impact the feasibility of local farming.
The municipal farm tour series visits different regions in the county throughout the year. Additional tours will be posted on our events page and announced via invitation to the nearby municipalities.