Local livestock producers to explore economic expansion potential

As part of its work to write an economic development plan for the future of agriculture in Wayne County, Wayne Agriculture Tomorrow invites the county’s livestock producers to join a one-day focus group to explore options for expanding this sector of agriculture locally. The session will convene on Wednesday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In the cafeteria of the Park Street Complex (the old Stourbridge Elementary School) at 648 Park Street in Honesdale. Lunch will be provided. To get a head count for lunch, please RSVP to Ellen at 570.253.5334.

As many local farmers consider what the future holds for agriculture in our county, one of the brightest spots for future development is livestock. How could local producers maximize the obvious potential of our open fields and grasslands to sustain their farms? How might developing a local brand and marketing strategy help put Wayne County on the map for producing top-quality beef, lamb and pork? These questions and more will be addressed, along with constructive input from informed experts, including the agricultural economist and consultant who is currently writing the county’s agriculture plan.

Wayne Agriculture Tomorrow is a group of volunteers committed to keeping and expanding agriculture as a foremost industry in Wayne County. It is a major contributor to Wayne Tomorrow, an initiative by the county commissioners and the Wayne Economic Development Corporation’s Wayne Tomorrow to plan for the county’s future.

For more information, contact Bob Muller Jr. at 570/448-9017.