Commissioners celebrate National Ag Day

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Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline, Richard Hostetter (The Farm at Doe Run), County Commissioner Terence Farrell, Kyle MacCauley (MacCauley Suffolks), David Bell (B&R Angus), Ag Council Director Hillary Krummrich, Kaitlin Bell (B&R Angus), County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone.

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners recognized the County’s agricultural economic strength and abundance at their Sunshine Meeting  this week with a proclamation in support of National Ag Day (March 14).

“Even though we are celebrating a little early, with agriculture’s contribution to our daily lives, I don’t think there is a wrong day to honor our county’s top industry,” said Agricultural Development Council Director Hillary Krummrich, when accepting the proclamation from the Commissioners.

As part of the Commissioners’ recognition of National Ag Day, Krummrich introduced Chester County agricultural community representatives who won top awards at this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show. The winners, who represent the quality and diversity of farming in the Chester County, are:

  • David and Kaitlin Bell (West Nottingham) B&R Angus, beef cattle
  • Kyle MacCauley (Atglen) MacCauley Suffolks, sheep
  • Richard Hostetter (Unionville) The Farm at Doe Run, cheese

Krummrich also recognized and thanked the Chester County Ag Task Force members in attendance at the Commissioners’ meeting who typify the support network in place to help the industry thrive in the region. These organizations included agricultural service providers, government agencies, educational institutions, open space and agricultural advocacy groups.

Chester County will continue its celebration of agriculture at a children’s reading event at the Chester County Library on March 13 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Chester County Little Miss Agriculture USA Queen Ellie Harrop and her farmer-mom Melissa, along with the Chester County Ag Council, will be hosting a special reading and discussion of Right This Very Minute, a book about the connection between farmers and the food we eat.

To register for the library event go to https://chescolibraries.org/national-ag-literacy-week-special-story time.

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