Chester County Featured Farmer:
Melissa Harrop of Meadow Creek Livestock, LLC
Consumer choice is an important part of our local agriculture industry, as well as the federal regulations that ensure the safety of our farm products. Melissa Harrop encourages people to have real conversations with their farmers about how they grow and why, instead of relying entirely on what they may find online.
Melissa is a proud U.S. Army veteran and parent of three including the reigning 2019 Chester County Little Miss Agriculture USA (Ellie Harrop). She raises dairy steers and heifers on her family's farm in Chester Springs, Pa., and sells beef directly to the public. She and her family also grow feed corn, soybeans and hay.
Chester County celebrates National Ag Day
The Chester County Commissioners recognized agriculture’s economic strength and abundance at their Sunshine Meeting Tuesday by issuing a proclamation in support of National Ag Day (March 14). On hand to receive the proclamation with Ag Council Director Hillary Krummrich were 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show competitors who won numerous awards in their respective divisions: David and Kaitlin Bell (West Nottingham) B&R Angus, Kyle MacCauley (Atglen) MacCauley Suffolks and Richard Hostetter (Unionville) The Farm at Doe Run. Krummrich also highlighted the Chester County Ag Task Force members in attendance who typify the support network in place to help the industry thrive in the region.