Staff directory of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and PA Friends of Agriculture Foundation.
Chief Administrative Officer
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and PFB Members’ Service Corporation operate with a professional staff of about 30. PFB provides its members with a voice in public affairs, information and the opportunity for savings through services and member benefits.
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau serves its members through the following divisions: Member Relations, Government Affairs and Communications, MSC Business Services, Controller, and Pennsylvania Friends of Ag Foundation.
Ginny handles all logistics relating to the Board of Directors, including correspondence, meeting details and recording of minutes. She provides assistance in maintaining current corporate files, as well as assisting with payroll processing procedures.
Regional Organization Directors
This division is the link between the state organization and its 54 county Farm Bureaus. The state is divided into eight regions with assistance provided in each area by a Regional Organization Director (ROD). It conducts a membership drive each year and coordinates county Farm Bureau programs with the local leadership.
RODs each manage a multi-county territory with six or more county Farm Bureaus per region. They implement all programming, training and provide member engagement opportunities throughout PA. They deliver marketing, communication and public awareness opportunities in their local communities and responsible for the yearly membership campaign and growth of the organization.
Board Districts 2 & 3
Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Monroe, Northampton
Board Districts 7 & 8
Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union, York
Board Districts 9 & 10
Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry
Board Districts 11 & 12
Cambria, Clearfield, Bedford, Blair, Indiana, Somerset
Board Districts 15 & 16
Beaver/Lawrence, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Board Districts 13 & 14
Armstrong, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Venango, Warren
Board Districts 5 & 6
McKean, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Centre
Women’s Leadership Committee Director
Board Districts 1 & 4
Columbia, Luzene, Schuylkill/Carbon, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming/Lackawanna
Heather and Blake are responsible for maintaining the membership database and coordinating billings, and help members understand all PFB member benefits. They also handle customer service calls in addition to communications to county volunteer members.
Government Affairs & Communications
The Government Affairs & Communications Division is responsible for PFB’s lobbying and communications programs. It works to implement PFB policy objectives in state and national legislative and regulatory activities. It also provides members with information to aid in their involvement in policy development and implementation efforts and informs the public on issues crucial to agriculture and rural life. In addition, the division assists with the marketing of member programs such as Nationwide and builds productive working relationships with the news media and other groups.
Ginny is the office coordinator for state legislative conference, federal affairs trips, FARMER dinner, state policy development meeting and regional legislative update meetings.
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
PFB’s research analyst for state and federal environmental and other regulatory proposals affecting agriculture, concentrating on the topics of transportation, building codes, animal health and well-being, air and water quality, food safety, and nutrient management and CAFO regulations. Serves as staff liaison to internal and external committees, boards, and working groups formulating and evaluating such proposals and as a resource for individual Farm Bureau members with questions or concerns regarding regulatory matters.
State & Local Government Affairs Specialist
PFB’s principal Harrisburg lobbyist, that organizes Farm Bureau’s grassroots lobbying efforts to implement PFB’s state policy initiatives. Oversees agricultural program funding, rural development, state legislative committee coordination, FARMER PAC, and local affairs issues.
Joe oversees legislation & regulations review, county Farm Bureau governance, agriculture legal proceedings, transportation, local ordinances & regulations, Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board and policy development.
Federal Affairs Specialist
PFB’s principal Washington D.C. Lobbyist, and primary liaison with American Farm Bureau Federation. Organizes Farm Bureau’s grassroots lobbying efforts to implement national policy initiatives, analyzes federal policy and commodity market trends, and oversees farm labor and farm safety issues.
Graphic Design & Website Specialist
Holly oversees graphic design & print production, manages website design & content & security, logo copyright & branding, inhouse & portrait photography, and illustration. Assists with social media and videography.
Event Planner & Sponsor Relations Specialist
Member Communications Director
Will is the editor of Grassroots Advocate, Positively Pennsylvania, Farm Bureau Express, member communications, Companion, and Ag Alliance. He also is in charge of photography and videography and co-develops the Farm Focus podcast.
Media & Marketing Specialist
PFB’s primary media contact who is also in charge of PFB’s marketing plan, co-develops the Farm Focus podcast, runs our social media platforms, and oversees wildlife issues.
The Information Technology division is responsible for the PFB internal network and servers, telephone system, purchasing and maintenance of desktop PCs, printers, corporate application programming, and purchase and updating of third party software.
Greg is responsible for application development and maintenance of our Membership system, Commissions system, and various FMS applications. In addition, he administers our various websites and SSL licenses.
The Controllers Division is responsible for corporate records and the administration of the Blue Cross group health insurance program.
Darlene handles all of the bookkeeping functions for the organization’s three entities: Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, PFB Members’ Service Corporation, and Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation.
Health Services Account Representative
Kim handles the day-to-day processing of the health services cash receipts and assists members with new enrollments and medical contract changes. She also handles the contract invoicing and quoting for new business.
Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture
The Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation is a charitable organization supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and its affiliates. The foundation promotes agriculture literacy and education through in-school and community programs, such as Ag Literacy Week, Ag Careers, Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab, Ag on the Go and Educator’s Ag Institute.
Ag Lab Director
Paula coordinates the Ag Lab program and other education programs.
Becky is responsible for Ag Lab scheduling, Ag Literacy Week registration and accounts receivable.
Communications and Event Coordinator
Carolina coordinates event logistics for Foundation events, fundraisers, and other outreach activities as well as marketing those events. Assist with the development of the Foundation’s communications strategy to raise awareness of Foundation programs and mission.