Regional Organization Directors

Regional Organization Directors (RODs) in the state Farm Bureau, eachrepresenting one of the eight specific geographical regions of Pennsylvania. RODs act as a direct link between the member and other staff and are crucial in the promotion of the philosophy, policies and basic concepts of the county, state and national organization.


The function of Regional Organization Directors is to assist the county leaders in developing and carrying out Farm Bureau programs that will help members to maintain a strong, effective organization to meet their needs. They have the authority to organize and plan activities utilizing all resources available to assist members and volunteer leaders in implementing Farm Bureau policies.

Region 1

Joseph Poppiti

Board Districts 2 & 3 – Berks, Bucks, Chester/Delaware, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton/Monroe

Region 2

Neil Dembeck

Board Districts 7 & 8 – Dauphin, Lancaster, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union

Region 3

Ken Sechrist

Board Districts 9 & 10 – Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, FultonJuniata, Perry, York

Region 4

Joe Diamond

Board Districts 10, 11 & 12 – Cambria, Clearfield, Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset

Region 5

Tyler Anderson

Board Districts 15 & 16 – Beaver/Lawrence, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland

Region 6

Michele McMinn

Board Districts 13 & 14 – Armstrong, Clarion/Venango/Forest, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Jefferson, Warren

Region 7

Brendan Reed

Board Districts 5 & 6 – McKean/Potter, Tioga/Potter, Bradford/Sullivan, Clinton, Lycoming, Centre

Region 8

Bob Perhacs

Board Districts 1 & 4 – Columbia, Luzerne, Schuylkill/Carbon, Susquehanna, Wayne/Pike, Wyoming/Lackawanna

How Does Farm Bureau Support Pennsylvanians?

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Whether it’s local produce bound for the farmers’ markets, grain exported to faraway lands or an equestrian training center, Farm Bureau understands just how much government policies can impact how food is grown, shipped and sold.

Together, we work to ensure farms of all sizes and types can provide consumers safe, affordable and abundant food supplies.

Educators Ag InstituteSupporters of Farm Bureau

Supporters of Farm Bureau are an exclusive group of Pennsylvanians who care about the stories behind their food and drink and are dedicated to supporting the farmers who make it all happen.

Their membership supports Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s efforts to preserve the state’s agricultural heritage and ensure that family farms can continue to produce local food, grow their communities and promote responsible stewardship of the land and natural resources.