2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Thank you to all who volunteered and joined us at the 2017 PA Farm Show. The event was a great success for PennAg once again and we could not boast that success without the tremendous help and support from our members and friends. Thousands upon thousands enjoyed delicious Pennsylvania-produced products at the PennAg food booth and the same were able to gain a better understanding of Pennsylvania agriculture by visiting the various displays throughout the show.

Thank you to all who made it possible for us to be active on so many fronts during the 10-day event. (Save the date now - January 6-13 - for the 2018 PA Farm Show!)


Thank you also to those who followed us on Facebook throughout the event. Please continue to watch Facebook updates for upcoming events and activities!
2017 PennAg Scholarship Program
In August, twenty-two students received scholarships from PennAg Industries Association. The PennAg Scholarship Fund, supported by members and friends of the association, is funded primarily through the annual Divots for Degrees Golf Outing. The 2016 outing was held at Four Seasons Golf Club, Landisville and raised more than $15,500 for the fund.
Since its inception in 1991, the PennAg Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to children of our industry's employees. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution and work for a PennAg member or be a child of a PennAg member. Read more.
The application for the 2017 program can be viewed by clicking here. A committee of PennAg Board Members judge eligible applications for academics, activities, essay, and interest in pursuing a career in agriculture. Deadline to apply is May 26, 2017.
Public Comment: SCC to Update Standard Animal Weights

The State Conservation Commission is in the process of updating the Standard Animal Weights that are utilized in the Act 38 Nutrient Management Program.


The current standard animal weights that are used in the Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) program were developed in 2010. The original animal weights were published in 1997 for Act 6. In 2007, a revision was made for Act 38.  In 2010, the weights were again revised to better reflect current Pennsylvania agriculture.


SCC Staff has received many requests from certified NMP writers indicating that the average weights and grouping of different production cycles is not current with the current trend in Pennsylvania Agriculture.   


SCC staff and Penn State Cooperative Extension (PSU) felt it was best to review and update all animal species and groupings to current Pennsylvania Industry standards and representative of what actually exists in Pennsylvania. Read more.

PennAg to Offer Ad Banner Space in Weekly Update
Looking to get business information out and in front of thousands? Look no further than the PennAg Weekly Update! Beginning in September 2016, we began offering ad banner space above the fold in the Weekly Update, providing optimal value to you and your business. Interested in learning more? Download an order form. Space is being sold on a per month basis, so act fast to secure your ad spot!
Stay Informed of the Latest Agricultural and Shale Law Developments

The Center for Agricultural and Shale Law disseminates information through a number of different platforms on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. With so many options, stakeholders can choose products that will keep them informed according to their own needs. Learn more.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Information

Visit the PennAg Poultry Council page for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza information and updates.


January 19-20
PA Agronomic Education Conference
(Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, State College)

January 25
UPENN / PennAg Poultry Council Meeting
10 a.m.
(New Bolton Center, Kennett Square)

February 3
PennAg Distinguished Service Award Nominations Due

February 7
PennAg Membership Committee Meeting
11 a.m.
(PennAg Office)

February 7
PennAg Legislative Committee Meeting
1 p.m.
(PennAg Office)

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