An Agricultural Summit on October 24 at the Romano 4-H center in West Brandywine Township explored farming and the ways it relates to local businesses and the community, according to a staff report from Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce.
Farmer Don Cairns was one of the speakers. He underlined the importance of agriculture in the community and society on both a local and national level. He said that the farming community ensures access to affordable and quality food for the community and is the foundation of local economy and society.
He also talked about the Chester County 4-H program which is designed to teach youth life skills, saying that it adds an extra level of extra-curricular education.
Dan Miller from the Chester/Delaware County Farm Bureau talked about his organization of volunteers which provide the agricultural community with access to resources and advocacy. Then Renee Ryan shared her experiences as an assistant Cheese Maker and Marketing Specialist at Yellow Springs Farm.
The event was wrapped up by Logan Hall from the Penn State Extension, with an overview of the Spotted Lantern Fly threat in the area.
Read more about the summit at Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce here.