HARRISBURG – Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) and his family were honored today by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Century Farm Program for continuing to operate a family farm on the same land for more than 100 years.
The program recognizes Pennsylvania farm families who have owned and operated a farm with at least 10 acres or $1,000 in gross annual sales for 100 years or more on an ongoing basis. A family member must live on the farm on a permanent basis in order to be recognized.
Vogel’s dairy farm in New Sewickley Township was first purchased by his family in 1873 and has been passed down through four generations.
“My thanks goes out to the Department of Agriculture for this historic recognition,” Vogel said. “Farming isn’t just how our family makes a living; it is a way of life. It is a legacy my family shares with the thousands of other farm families throughout Pennsylvania, and it is why I continue to work in the Senate to protect this critical part of our history, our economy and our heritage.”
Vogel led the effort in the Senate to pass a package of bills to support current and future farmers earlier this year. More information about the Farming First package is available online at https://issue.pasenategop.com/farming/.
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