BOILING SPRINGS – PA Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program which aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of PA’s farms.The program will help fund professional services for those planning for the future of a farm through sound business planning, efficient transitions of farm ownership, strategic farm expansion, diversification of agricultural production, and financial and technical expertise. Farmers and prospective farmers are eligible for up to $7,500, which can cover no more than 75% of a project cost. Applications to the program will be accepted starting April 19 and the program will remain open until all funds are exhausted. For information, visit agriculture.pa.gov/pafarmbill.

RUSSELL REDDING