Celebrating our Local Farmers
Every year, BCFA holds a Farmers’ Forum. It is an event to bring our farmers together and show appreciation for all they do. Often there are guest speakers that provide education and entertainment on key topics, brainstorming sessions to identify shared issues and potential collaborative solutions, lots of time to network and share ideas about the past growing season and looking forward to the next, as well as just enjoying the company and humor of like-minded farming folks! In addition, many government officials and policy-makers attend this event, making it a unique opportunity to speak directly with them. It is a fun and informative event that helps to keep us all connected. Thanks to all who have participated in the past.
And as always, we here at BCFA are looking forward to the next one!
This event is by invitation only.
If you are or you know a farmer, grower or producer serving Bucks County that would like to attend this event, please contact us and let us know!
More than 30 local farmers attended the 2023 Farmer’s Forum!
BCFA hosted our annual Farmers’ Forum event on February 15, 2023 at the Plumsteadville Grange in Pipersville. More than 30 local farmers attended, representing a diversity of farming products and approaches. The theme of this year’s forum was “Soils: Digging Deeper.” The keynote speaker was Lisa Blazure, a Soil Health Coordinator of Stroud Water Resource Center. Blazure’s presentation was entitled “Underground Herd Management: Stewarding Your Soil Biology,” she gave the farmers key takeaways to nurture the vital underground network that keeps our soil healthy and full of nutrients for crops: bacteria, fungus, protists, nematodes, and worms. She explained the role soil microbes play in building soil organic matter, nutrient cycling, and water management. Read more here!