Farm Conservation in Central PA

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“Out on the Land” Episode

Host Dr. Larry Butler visited the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown Farm to highlight conservation practices, the past and future of the farm and what the land means to those who live and work at Masonic Village. The first episode aired on RFD TV in August 2014, and you can watch the episode here. The second episode aired in September 2014 featuring Masonic Village resident Robert McBeth, and you can watch the episode here.

Our presentations from the PARCR meeting

The Masonic Village at Elizabethtown hosted a meeting of PARCR, the Pennsylvania Alliance of Retirement Community Residents. During the meeting, several Masonic Village employees gave presentations about some of our many services and community initiatives, including our farm conservation practices. You can view the presentation here:
• PARCR Presentation (PDF format)
• PARCR Presentation (PowerPoint format)

2011 National Environmental Stewardship Award

The Masonic Village at Elizabethtown Farm won the 2011 National Environmental Stewardship Award at the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn. This is the first time the northeast and, more importantly Pennsylvania, has won this award. The award recognizes a farm which is committed to protecting soil and water resources while operating a viable beef cattle and farm enterprise.

“This award is a testament to all those who came before us and made the farm operations a sustainable, high quality production for the last 100 years as part of the larger mission of Masonic Village. It was definitely a team and ‘family’ effort,” Gerald Tracy, director of environmental services and land management, said. “Masonic Village is interested in the long-term sustainability of the campus while maintaining and implementing practices that reduce our environmental impact.”