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The Blatts were recognized as the Berks County Farm Family of the Year in a small ceremony Aug. 2. The event was hosted by the Berks County Fair, formerly known as the Reading Fair.

In a perfect world, our barnyard and pasture would be connected and this operation would just be a matter of opening a gate and saying “Git!” However, our farm isn’t laid out like that and there’s really no way to rearrange things where pastureland and barn are adjacent.

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Future Harvest’s “Finding Farmland to Lease or Buy” event on Nov. 21 included legal recommendations for leasing, financing opportunities, resources from University of Maryland Extension, a five-farmer discussion panel, and life experience from Gilley, who operates a cow/calf operation on leased land.

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This year’s Clean Water Farm Award recipients — from Berks, Franklin, Indiana and Susquehanna counties — were announced during the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts’ annual banquet July 18 in Lancaster.