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A Partnership of Service to the Agricultural Community of Northampton County

Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development (NCDCED) recognizes that farming is a passion, a lifestyle, and of course, a business. A tough business.  With 498 farms in the County, NCDCED recognizes the importance of supporting those businesses with efficient, effective and accessible business resources.

With our partner, Penn State Extension, we continue to speak with farmers and agribusiness people, to learn what is missing and what is challenging the success of farmers and other agribusinesses.  

Then, we find resources that provide solutions to these very complex problems.

Today's farmers and the next generation of farmers want and need help to stay competitive in a volatile and increasingly technology-driven market. They want to grow their business, and protect their investment, as well as their families' future. 

Through partnerships and programs, the NCDCED's AgConnect provides training, information, and a variety of opportunities for people in the business of agriculture, from new technologies to information about GMOs to legal, banking and operations management ideas. We will also provide public education to help the neighbors better understand the hard work and vital contributions of today's farmers and agricultural businesses.

NCDCED is committed to keeping agriculture a leading industry in Northampton County and in Pennsylvania.  From low-interest loan programs specifically created for farmers to purchase their first farm; to finding resources for expanding projects for existing farmers, Northampton County AgConnect is A Partnership of Service to the agricultural community.                                                                                                                                                                    



Tim J. Herrlinger, MSIT                                                                                                                                         

Director, Department of Community and Economic Development

Northampton County

Office:  (610) 829-6310           Cell:  (484) 221-1275


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Christiana (Christi) Graver                                                                                               

Agricultural Program Coordinator, Northampton County

Office:  (610) 746-1970 ext. 8336


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 Information Sessions

 AgConnect Sponsored Presentations


​We're serious about agriculture and "growing" a healthy community!

         Chester County AgConnect Links

  • Farmers Markets

         2017 Lehigh Valley Farmers Market Guide

         Farmers Market & Local Food Promotion Program

         Farmers Market Coalition Announcement

         PA Farm Markets

  • Market Matters Newsletters

         April 2017

         May 2017

         June 2017

         July 2017

         August 2017

         October 2017

         December 2017

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