PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBRA PALMIERIPennsylvania Director of Farmland Preservation addresses the gathering June 7 at Heidel Hollow Farm, owned by the David Fink family of Germansville. The celebration honored 30 years of farmland preservation in the commonwealth and in LEhigh County.
Jane and Forrest Wessner, and state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, speak with District Manager of the Lehigh County Conservation District Bill McFadden before the beginning of the ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of farmland preservation.
Director of the Bureau of FArmland Presevation for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Doug Wolfgang is thanked by Mike Fink for the honor of naming Heidel Hollow Farm a Bicentennial Farm. David and Sonia Fink look on from between their son and Wolfgang. Melanie Fink holds the newest member of the Fink clan, Adam.
Lehigh County Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty and Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong flank Sonia Fink during the ceremony celebrating 30 years of Farmland Preservation and the official designation of her family farm, Heidel Hollow, as a Bicentennial Farm. The farm has been in the Fink family for 200 years.
Lehigh County Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty addresses the gathering at Heidel Hollow Farm, Germansville, in celebration of 30 years of farmland preservation in Pennsylvania and in Lehigh County. State Director of Farmland Preservation; 4-H members Andrew Bowman and Kamryn Fink, both of Washington Township; and Ian Royer of North Whitehall; Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell C.
Commonwealth, County celebrate 30 years of farmland preservation Fink family honored for 200 years of farming
The Lehigh County Agricultural Land Preservation Program and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Farmland Preservation celebrated 30 years of permanently preserving farms for agricultural production during a ceremony June 7 at Heidel Hollow Farm, Germansville.
David and Sonia Fink, owners of Heidel Hollow, were recognized as having a Bicentennial Farm for 200 years of family farming.
More than 5,270 farm owners, through state and county programs, have preserved more than 550,000 acres.
This number has Pennsylvania leading the nation in the number of farms and acres preserved.
Lehigh County has more than 300 farms and over 23,000 acres preserved.
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners Chairman and Sterling Raber Agricultural Land Preservation Board Chairman Marty Nothstein and Lehigh County Commissioner Percy Dougherty gave presentations at the event.