Ag Week in Lancaster County

Ag Week in Lancaster County

The 7th annual Lancaster County Ag Week will be September 9-17, 2021

What is Ag Week?

Ag Week celebrates the phenomenal impact that agriculture and the food industry have on Lancaster County’s heritage, modern future, food choices, careers, economy, environment, and more.

Ag Week 2020 Videos

The 6th annual Lancaster County Ag Week was October 5 – 9, 2020

2020 theme: “Always Essential: Strengthening Lancaster County Agriculture after COVID-19”

2020 Schedule of Events

Monday, October 5, 2020

9:00-10:30 am

Announcement of Agricultural Literacy Project by the Ag Council and the North Museum
(sponsored by MidAtlantic Farm Credit, New Holland North America, Blakinger|Thomas)
The rollout of the Jointly-Produce Agriculture Literacy Materials

12:00-1:30 pm

Farmer’s Luncheon (sponsored by Flintrock Farm and Stables; MidAtlantic Farm Credit)
A Review of Programs for Agriculture (highlighting COVID-Related Aid) and Business Issues in Agriculture in Lancaster County during the Pandemic

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

3:30-5:00 pm

Celebration of the Work of the Lancaster County Agriculture Council (sponsored by MidAtlantic Farm Credit and Star Rock Farms)

6:30-7:30 pm

“A Conversation on Careers in the Agriculture and Food Industry”

Sponsored by Blakinger|Thomas; New Holland North America, MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
12:00-1:30 pm

“The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture in Lancaster County: Lessons Learned”
Lancaster County Farmers and Agri-Businesspeople Talk about the Effect of the Pandemic on
Their Businesses with Commentary from Other Subject Matter Experts (sponsored by MidAtlantic Farm Credit)

6:30-8:00 pm
Virtual Denim and Pearls

A Retrospective on Past Denim and Pearls, Comments by PA Secretary of Agriculture Russell
Redding, and a Virtual Concert (sponsored by Flintrock Farm and Stables; MidAtlantic Farm Credit)

Thursday, October 8, 2020
12:00-1:00 pm

“Empty Shelves at the Store: Food System Disruptions and COVID-19”
Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Agriculture Economics, and Brian Moyer, Education Program Associate, Penn State Extension

6:30-7:30 pm
Spotted Lanternfly

Hosted by Penn State Cooperative Extension. Register at https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-public-meetings A Zoom webinar link will be sent to registrants immediately upon submitting registration.

 

— Some highlights from past years’ Ag Week Events & Activities —

              

2021 Ag Week Sponsors

 

 

Check out our ‘Thank a Farmer’ video from the 2017 Lancaster County Ag Week!