Pierce Farm Center Closing


With a heavy heart I share this with you from the Daily News:

“I’m devastated,” said Robert McBroom, who, along with wife Cathy, has sunk millions into keeping the nearly 30-acre Pierce College Farm Center afloat. “My wife and I put everything into this, everything we own. We have 21 employees, plus almost 200 seasonal staff.

“(We’re) the largest employer of Pierce College students on the Pierce College campus, from active to farming staff. They will no longer have jobs.”

The eviction by the former agricultural college of its last working farm reverses a master plan to create a model farm and agricultural education center on the once weed-covered corner of De Soto Avenue and Victory Boulevard.

Read more: Daily News
Image credit: PFC

As Adam W. mentioned on our Facebook post, this sounds like the situation back in 1995 with different owners at the time. Joe Cicero and family. Does this seem fair?

Last year, the Pierce Round Up published this article about the troubles looming.

How you can help:
Attend the Board of Trustees Meeting
Email Kathleen Burke

Keep pushing for answers.



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