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“And Then Lightning Struck…”

2021 Annual Report

2021 was a year of vision, hard work, challenges, and successes.

Take a look back and celebrate what we accomplished together:

None of our accomplishments could have been achieved without community, the backbone of our work. In the face of challenges, relationships continue to be our strength.

A special thanks to our generous donors.


Farm House Fire Recovery

On the night of October 25th, lightning struck the Horn Farm Center’s historic farm house, destroying the 2nd and 3rd floors. While we are devastated, we are incredibly thankful for the outpouring of support, prayers, and well wishes from our community. We have received many inquiries about how to support the Horn Farm at this time. Please click the link below to learn more.


Born out of the successful effort to save the farm from industrial development in 2000, the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 2004. The Horn Farm leases the property from York County. In 2016, two milestones were reached. First, a conservation easement was placed on the 186-acre property thus preserving the farm in perpetuity. Second, the term of the lease between the county and the Horn Farm Center was extended to 99 years. We are committed to restoring ecological health to both the fields and semi-wild spaces on the farm while providing nutritious food to our community. Our programs encourage others to learn to do the same.

The Horn Farm Center is supported by a community of dedicated volunteers, partner farmers, CSA members, community gardeners, program participants, local businesses, and long-time supporters.