Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 8/4/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Director of Farmland Preservation...

Phone: (610) ***-****  HQ Phone
Lehigh County Ag
17 South 7Th Street
Allentown , Pennsylvania 18101
United States

Company Description: Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County provides freshly cooked meals to homebound seniors and disabled people who are not able to prepare meals for themselves. Our...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Seed Farm Board Treasurer and Director of Farmland Preservation Program
    Lehigh County Ag
  • President
    Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association
  • Chairman
    Pike Township Environmental Advisory Council
  • Director of Farmland Preservation
    County of Lehigh
  • Director of Farmland Preservation
    LCCD
  • Farmland Preservation Specialist
    LCCD
  • Farm Director
    Rodale Institute

Board Memberships and Affiliations

46 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors | The Seed Farm
www.theseedfarm.org, 4 Aug 2014 [cached]
Jeff and Gretchen are both Board members sharing a long history with the Seed Farm.
...
Jeff has 36 years of organic farming experience as the farm director for the Rodale Institute and past chairman of the National Organic Standards Board.
...
Jeff Zehr (Board Treasurer)
...
Jeff Zehr (Board Treasurer)
Lehigh County: Farmland Preservation
Jeff is the Director of Lehigh County's Farmland Preservation Program. Under Jeff's leadership, the County has preserved 20,000 acres of farmland with perpetual agricultural conservation easements.
Jeff has served as President of the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association and he is currently the Chairman of the Pike Township Environmental Advisory Council. Jeff lives on a small family farm in the Oley Hills in Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Old Seem Seed Farm Now Grows Future Farmers (Town & Country newspaper) | The Seed Farm
www.theseedfarm.org, 25 Oct 2013 [cached]
Jeff Zehr, Seed Farm Board treasurer and director of Lehigh County's Farmland Preservation Program, said the opportunity to launch a farm incubator in the late-2000s presented a "creative use" for the land and an alternative to conventional farming that would still preserve the land for agriculture.
"The county a long time ago recognized the fact that we need to do something to protect the good and high-quality farmland that we have in Lehigh County and the Lehigh Valley," Zehr said. "As we were preserving all this land, and spending a lot of money to preserve this land, we began to think about the need for land for the next generation and helping new farmers get onto the land."
The county's Farmland Preservation Program has preserved 251 farms comprising 20,761 acres of farmland since 1989. However, as the farming population in Pennsylvania and across the nation continues to age and enters retirement, the need for new farmers is becoming paramount.
"It comes down to the fact that we need new farmers because we need to replace those who will be retiring soon and who are retiring now," Zehr said.
"I think there is a recognition that it's difficult to start farming. Especially young people who want to get started, they don't have the capital to purchase a new farm and all the equipment that might be necessary, and we just want to help facilitate that and make it easier for [them] to start farming," he added.
...
"In general people are seeing that trying to build up a strong local food system is important ... for the economy and the health of the people in the Lehigh Valley," Zehr said.
Jeff Zehr (Board ...
www.theseedfarm.org, 4 Aug 2014 [cached]
Jeff Zehr (Board Treasurer) The Seed Farm | Growing New Farmers For The Future
...
Jeff Zehr (Board Treasurer) Lehigh County: Farmland Preservation
...
Jeff Zehr (Board Treasurer)
Jeff is the Director of Lehigh County's Farmland Preservation Program. Under Jeff's leadership, the County has preserved 20,000 acres of farmland with perpetual agricultural conservation easements.
Jeff has served as President of the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association and he is currently the Chairman of the Pike Township Environmental Advisory Council. Jeff lives on a small family farm in the Oley Hills in Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Lehigh County Conservation District - Staff Contacts
lehighconservation.org, 23 Nov 2010 [cached]
Jeff Zehr - Director of Farmland Preservation, ext. 15
Lehigh County Conservation
lehighconservation.org, 7 July 2009 [cached]
Jeff Zehr - Farmland Preservation Specialist, ext. 15
Other People with the name "Zehr":
Other ZoomInfo Searches
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.
zirhbt201304