Who Joins PennAg?
PennAg is a member-based trade association representing Pennsylvania agribusinesses of all sizes and types that support and serve the entire food chain.

We are beginning farmers, small business owners, third-generation family businesses, state agencies and multinational corporations. PennAg is comprised of a wide range of agribusinesses, all with a common interest - the desire to see the Pennsylvania agribusiness industry thrive.

As a PennAg member, you'll be plugged into a community of people working hard to ensure the effective, viable and competitive environment for Pennsylvania agribusinesses to grow and prosper. PennAg offers numerous occasions for networking, fellowship and opportunities to share and learn from others in the industry.
 
Join PennAg
Like what you see about the good work PennAg is doing for the agriculture industry? Join today!

Download a Membership Application

Have questions about how to get involved? Contact Kelly Caldwell at kcaldwell@pennag.com.
 
Weekly Update
Sign-Up to Receive the PennAg Weekly Update
Every Monday morning, PennAg members receive a Weekly Update newsletter via email. The Weekly Update provides members with information regarding events that happened the week prior and also serves to inform and remind members of upcoming events, activities and new information on policies and regulations.
 
Contribute
PennAg Political Action Committee (PAC)

Federal and many state laws prohibit business and associations from using their operating funds to support candidate campaigns. In most cases, however, those laws do allow such organizations to form PACs, pay their administrative costs, and seek voluntary contributions from eligible employees or members.

 

By supporting the PennAg PAC, you and your colleagues can join together and help elect candidates to office who understand the agriculture industry, who share your concerns, and who will listen to your views on the issues that affect you and your business. It’s your best way of protecting the political future you and your colleagues share.


PennAg Scholarship Fund

The PennAg Scholarship Fund was created by PennAg Industries Association for the benefit of the children of employees of PennAg members. The fund is supported by fundraising activities, membership donations including special gifts from individuals, and donations from other associations.

 

Students who are graduating from high school or who are already attending a post-secondary educational institution are eligible to apply. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and need.

 
Becoming an active member of PennAg Industries Association opens up a world of information and service to you and your business! You will benefit from group insurance options, helpful staff, professional meeting and event planners, industry liaisons, and an entire network of legislative, professional and social affiliations that can serve you for years to come. But the real key to effective involvement is just that - your involvement! As a member, you are welcome to attend all board and council meetings. Your participation is encouraged, and there are also many opportunities for volunteer service to the industry.

Our low membership fees make joining PennAg easy and affordable. Please take a minute to review a few of the member benefits PennAg has to offer (below).
 
Council Support
All PennAg members are eligible for membership in one or more of its eight operating councils. PennAg provides staff support to these autonomous, self-governing units and coordinates their activities with those of the parent PennAg organization. For additional information concerning PennAg Councils, visit the Council page.
 
Governmental Affairs
PennAg membership provides access to the Executive and Legislative Branches of State Government through a strong governmental affairs program. PennAg is sought after for input and guidance by decision-makers on issues impacting agriculture and agribusiness. PennAg has two registered lobbyists on staff, but all staff members participate in representing your agribusiness interests in the legislature.

PennAg monitors the activities of Commonwealth Agencies with programs which impact PennAg members. PennAg is regularly represented at meetings of the Animal Health and Diagnostic Commission, Nutrient Management Advisory Board, State Conservation Commission, Pesticide Advisory Board, Noxious Weed Task Force, DEP Ag Advisory Board, Environmental Quality Board and numerous additional ad hoc committees.

PennAg members are eligible to receive a weekly Legislative Update, provided by the PennAg staff. The weekly email informs members of the week's happenings in the Pennsylvania Legislature. If interested in receiving the PennAg Legislative Update, visit the 
Members Only page to sign-up.
 
PennAg Insurance Group, Inc.
PennAg is able to provide several medical plan options, offering a variety of services, premiums and deductibles. Plans including prescription, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability coverage are also available. Complete descriptions and terms of availability may be presented upon request. Contact Nicole Cassel at ncassel@pennag.com or 717-651-5920 for additional information or for a free quote.
 
Problem Resolution
PennAg provides members with access to other members who have experienced similar issues. Members contact PennAg, describe their situation and PennAg assists them by providing the names of other members who have successfully addressed a similar issue. PennAg members are introduced to a large network to learn from others and share experiences.
 
Relationships with Academia
PennAg as established working relationships with the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University, the veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley College. Staff of those institutions serve as advisors to PennAg's operating councils.
 
Relationships with Other Organizations
PennAg has an established relationship with many organizations that represent the various segments of Pennsylvania agriculture. PennAg maintains a strong relationship with the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and is an active participant in the Pennsylvania Council of Farm Organizations and has access to all members of that council to assist in solving member issues.

PennAg also maintains a membership in most national organizations which represent agriculture, including: American Feed Industry Association, National Grain & Feed Association, The Fertilizer Institute, American Crop Protection Association, National Chicken Council, Animal Ag Alliance, American Egg Board, American Aquaculture Association, Center for Food Integrity and American Seed Trade Association. Following national issues provides a headstart in addressing issues which may potentially impact Pennsylvania agriculture.
 
Scholarships
Employees of PennAg member companies, and their families, are eligible for PennAg sponsored scholarships for training and education beyond high school. Members and friends of the association support the scholarship fund through participation in the Divots for Degrees Golf Outing, purchase of mulligans at various PennAg golf outings, purchase of items at the silent auction during the Annual Meeting or by making a donation online.
 
Workers' Compensation
PennAg offers a Workers' Compensation Safety Incentive Program underwritten by The PMA Group. This member service returns unused premium to participants as dividends. Key to the success of this program is claims management and loss control procedures that follow individual claims to eliminate the possibility of abuse. Since the inception of the Workers' Compensation Safety Incentive Program for PennAg in 1978, participants have received more than $15 million in dividends (36.6% of actual premium).
 
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