The picturesque farms of our region offer much more than exceptionally beautiful landscapes. In Chester County, the farmlands are viewed as a vital industry creating over $600 million in revenue annually. Additionally:
- 1,730 operating farms exist in Chester County, most of which are family-owned small businesses;
- Chester County produces over half of all mushrooms consumed in the United States; and
- The county’s agriculture industry contributes over $3 billion to our local economy through sales, employment, taxes, and services.
AgConnect is one of the Chester County Economic Development Council’s (CCEDC) Next Generation Industry Partnerships (Next Gen IPs). AgConnect links farmers and agricultural business owners with the business resources, training, and financing they need to grow their business and promoting agricultural economic development within Southeastern PA.