The Berks County Board of Commissioners held a press conference Thursday afternoon to announced a new renovation project for the Berks County Agricultural Center building in Bern Township.
The event highlighted Phase 1 and Phase 2 upgrades to the two-story office block, one-story warehouse block, and site improvements including the conversion of warehouse space to a new 8,000 SF Berks County Conservation District office.
The renovations are expected to improve the overall aesthetic of the 50-year-old facility and meet the increased workspace needs of the county and federal agencies currently in the building.
Those departments and agencies include the Berks County Conservation District, the Berks County Department of Agriculture, the Federal Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Pennsylvania State Cooperative Extension.
The Berks County Department of Agriculture promotes agriculture in Berks County by preserving farmland, invigorating agricultural economic development, and serving as an agricultural resource hub for our community.