Eventually the school discontinued farming the property. The Venango Conservation District entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commonwealth to manage 450 acres of school land. Thanks to our cooperator, Sandy Valley Farms, this property has been transformed back into a working farm.
Modern farming practices such as no-till planting, contour strips and vegetative buffers are utilized. A great benefit of the farm is the opportunity to showcase these practices as an educational tool. The VCD sponsors a field day event on a regular basis where the public is invited to learn more about land management and conservation practices.
We’ll be holding a Field Day event on Thursday September 17th 2015.