The Pennsylvania Conservative Energy Forum (PennCEF) slated a tour of the Ely Farm on Woodhill Road, Newtown, for 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 26. This event highlights the use of solar energy to sustain a family farm. State and federal legislators, industry leaders and members of the agricultural community were invited to participate.
Nearby farm owner John Lehman (former U.S. Navy Secretary and 9/11 Commission member), a founder of the organization, along with state Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-178th District) and state Sen. Steven J. Santarsiero (D-10th District) were expected to attend.
The Ely Farm is an intergenerational (eighth generation) family farm that is being sustained by clean and renewable energy. “Dwight Ely and his family are committed to excellence, both in agriculture and in renewable generation ...,” said PennCEF Executive Director Chad Forcey.