For Immediate Release: April 20, 2022
Contact: Taylor Zahn, Media and Marketing Specialist
HERSHEY – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) celebrated the 30th year of its annual Richard Prether Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Golf Classic on Monday, June 13 at the Hershey Country Club West Course. The 2022 tournament raised funds for programs to help the public better understand the story behind our food, fuel and fiber.
This year’s event, held Monday, June 13, brought in $46,923 for the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation. In its history, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for the foundation. This year, 94 golfers participated to support the foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with PFB.
The foundation works to increase the public’s understanding of agriculture and the critical role it plays in our daily lives. This is done through programs such as six Mobile Agriculture Education Science Labs and Ag on the Go, which bring hands-on agriculture science lessons directly to schools; Ag Literacy Week, which sends farmers into classrooms across the state to teach students about agriculture; and Educator’s Ag Institute, a weeklong summer program that helps teachers incorporate lessons about agriculture into their curriculum.
“We all eat, and that’s why Pennsylvania farmers believe it’s so critical that the public has an accurate understanding of agriculture and the role it plays in our daily lives,” said PFB President Rick Ebert, who also serves as the foundation’s chairman. “The more than $1 million raised throughout the history this tournament has helped the foundation accomplish that through its important mission: ‘Planting seeds. Cultivating knowledge. Harvesting an understanding of agriculture.’ Thank you to all the sponsors and golfers who support the foundation’s mission.”
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization, representing farms of every size and commodity across Pennsylvania.