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Organization salutes key figure in farmland preservation in Berks County

Monday February 3, 2014 12:01 AM
By Valdis I. Lacis

Adopt An Acre Inc., an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing the loss of farmland in Berks County, has honored Robert C. Ziegenfus of Kutztown University, a central figure in the county's agricultural preservation work for the past 25 years.  (Click here to Read More)

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BOB AND Kristin Stoltzfus' two-year odyssey began when they discovered their North Heidelberg Town-ship farm was big enough to subdivide but too small to preserve. 

Truth is, selling pieces of the 12-acre farm Kristin grew up on was never an option.

"I never wanted it to be developed," she said. "I just want it to stay the way it is. It's beautiful. It's peaceful."            
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Wednesday January 27, 2016 12:01 AM

Adopt an Acre Inc. recently preserved a 10-acre crop farm in Penn Township owned by Charles and Margaret DeBoeser.

The farm on Zeigler Road has been in Margaret DeBoeser's family for many years.

"I was raised on this land, and we both really wanted it to stay in farming," she said in a statement.

Adopt an Acre and Berks County partnered to secure the Agricultural Conservation Easement for the land.            
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