Pennsylvania Agriculture: Local Planning, Regulations & Policies

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Agriculture has been and continues to be an integral part of Pennsylvania’s landscape, economy and culture. However, changing communities and land use patterns provide operational challenges for farmers as well as regulatory and community planning challenges for local elected and appointed officials. This workshop will educate participants on the availability and interrelationship of land use related programs and protections for farmers as well as planning and policy tools that are available to local municipalities.

  • When

  • Thurs., Apr. 27, 2017
    (1:00 - 4:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Butler County Government Center
    124 West Diamond St.
    Butler, PA 16001

To Be Covered

  • Demographic and land use trends and the impact on agriculture
  • Agricultural preservation and protection programs
  • Community and land use planning/regulatory tools and their relationship to traditional and urban agriculture
  • Potential roles of local officials
  • Agricultural issues in the local community


In order to provide an opportunity for dialog between the agricultural community and local officials, a facilitated discussion will be held after the speaker presentations.

Credit Information

This program is approved for 3 American Planning Association CM Credits (including 1.5 law credits).


In partnership with
The Southwest Section of the
Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association

American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter


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