2017 Census of Agriculture


The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Even small plots of land - whether rural or urban - growing fruit, vegetables or some food animals count if $1,000 or more of such products were raised and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the Census year.

The Census of Agriculture, taken only once every five years, looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. For America’s farmers and ranchers, the Census of Agriculture is their voice, their future, and their opportunity.

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.
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.

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PennAg Poultry Council Visits Landisville Research Farm - April 12
The PennAg Poultry Council will take the opportunity to visit the Landisville Research Farm on Wednesday, April 12.
Events throughout the day include: Dr. David Wolfgang, Director, Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will discuss every day biosecurity compared to biosecurity and permitting requirements in an HPAI Control Area (single species and multi-species farms); Miller Environmental to provide an equipment display; Demonstration of the Foamer (poultry depopulation tool); and DEP will be available for any interested industry partners to discuss the DEP computer system that can profile geological modeling/drinking water sources in proximity to poultry premises in the South Central Pennsylvania area.

Interested in attending? RSVP to Rachel Cloninger (by April 7) at rcloninger@pennag.com or 717-651-5920.

Meeting to Discuss Overweight Permits and the FSMA
 - April 18
Please join us on Tuesday, April 18 as the PennAg Feed, Grain, and Allied Industry Council and PennAg Transportation Committee meet to hear representatives from PennDot, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania House of Representative's Transportation Committee discuss overweight permits and potential changes. Erin Bubb and David Dressler of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will also present information on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by providing updates and resources available from the Department of Agriculture.

The event will be held at the Farm & Home Center, Lancaster (Room 111, 1383 Arcadia Road.) There is no cost to attend this meeting. No RSVP required. Questions? Please contact Jennifer Reed-Harry at jrharry@pennag.com or 717-651-5920.

PennAg Divots for Degrees Golf Outing - May 25
The 2017 PennAg Divots for Degrees golf outing will be held Thursday, May 25 at Four Seasons Golf Course, Landisville. 
The PennAg Divots for Degrees golf outing raises money for the PennAg Scholarship Fund, which offers awards for children of PennAg members. We are looking forward to another great event - you won't want to miss it! Download a registration form to register your foursome or sponsor the event!

April 5

Live Bird Market Meeting

1 p.m.

(Room 309, PA Dept. of Agriculture)

April 12
PennAg Poultry Council Tour
10 a.m.
(Landisville Research Farm)

April 14

Good Friday

PennAg Office Closed

April 18

Joint PennAg FGAI Council & Transportation Committee Meeting
9 - 11 a.m.
(Farm & Home Center, Lancaster)

April 25

PennAg Membership Committee Meeting

11:30 a.m.

(PennAg Office)

April 25

PennAg Legislative Committee Meeting

1 p.m.

(PennAg Office)

April 26
PEQAP Oversight Committee Meeting
9 a.m.
(Room 202, PA Dept. of Agriculture)

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