Berks Agricultural Resource Network (B.A.R.N) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that focuses on supporting, advocating for, and celebrating all things agriculturally related in Berks County and surrounding areas. Our mission is to help strengthen and develop our local agricultural and food industry professionally and economically through education and opportunities to connect with other businesses and the general public.
The organization aims to provide local farmers and producers with the tools and information needed to develop their businesses and thrive as well as raise awareness amongst the community at large about the important role agriculture plays in our area. This is accomplished through community events covering an array of ag-related topics. Check berksag.net for past events.
The annual Bountiful Berks Banquet is a truly unique farm-to-table dinner that features delicious dishes all created from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. In addition to an amazing meal, the celebration includes live music, an impressive silent auction, a urban/rural interchange experience presentation, awards honoring Ag leaders, and an opportunity for fellowship between farmers, business owners, and community leaders to promote and advance the diverse agricultural & economic community in Berks County.
Farm Tour features a different area of the county each year. Participating farms and agricultural facilities open their doors to the public to give a behind-the scenes perspective of where local food comes from and how it is produced. The on-the-farm experience is educational and raises awareness about the hard work and heart that fuels the Agriculture industry in southeastern PA.
B.A.R.N.’s annual Career Fair is one-of-a-kind. We invite all local high school and career center students to the Ag Center to explore exciting employment opportunities and make real-life connections with Ag-related business professionals looking to fill positions.
Join in the fun and become a member of BARN today to receive priority invites to our events, discounts, and more!
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm