District 14 | Elected in 2022
Townville, PA | Crawford
Representing Counties: Crawford, Erie, Warren
Rob Waddell owns and operates Apple Shamrock Dairy Farms, LLC with his wife, Christine, and his son, Josh. Waddell milks 1,150 cows and grows 3,200 acres of crops, including corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and orchard grass. The family employs 28 people to raise their own forages and replacement heifers. Apple Shamrock Dairy also hauls its own milk to the processing plant.
Waddell has been an active member of Farm Bureau, having served on the State Board of Directors from 2011-2016. Waddell has been a member of the Crawford County Farm Bureau board of directors for 21 years, having served as the Vice President and President. Waddell serves as Crawford County’s Environmental Coordinator. Rob is a voting delegate for Crawford County Farm Bureau and has participated in multiple state and federal legislative events arranged by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.
Waddell has served on the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program Board since 2010 and is the Chairman of the PA Dairymen’s Association and the Crawford County Conservation District County Board.
Waddell has been the recipient of multiple dairy and conservation excellence awards and in 2017, he was named to the Crawford County Hall of Fame. In 1997, Waddell earned the Crawford County Outstanding Conservation Farmer of the Year Award.
He has three children, Josh and his wife Hayley, Joe and his wife Gwen, and Katie. He also has four grandchildren. His son Josh is a partner in the farm business, while Joe is employed by Horizon Farm Credit and Katie is a teacher. Waddell attended West Liberty State College and is a 1974 graduate of Warwood High School.
Off the farm, Waddell works with the Crawford County dairy promotion program.