This is an early stage concept of developing an urban dairy heifer or jersey / beef cross nursery to post weaning unit in a vacant industrial facility. These animals would be targeted to populate expansion farms in NEO / W. PA. Urban jobs are a priority and many specialty crop and aquaculture projects are linking to workforce development and programs for troubled youth / adults. Why not livestock too? In addition to animal care, this could provide employees with electronics (environmental control systems and robotics) and social skills (public / school agritourism) experiences.


Proposed Location



Public - accessible to all site users