Women's Leadership Committee Members

Above, Women's Leadership committee members representing Pennsylvania
at the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting


Farm Bureau is an organization formed by, and for, members. Members who are actively involved in committees and other organizational programs are the lifeblood of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau achievements.

Listed below are links to five state-level organization programs. For more information about each program, please follow the links below.

Advisory Councils

Ag Promotion Committee

County Information Program

Women's Leadership Committee

Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee

Before the ground thaws and seeds are planted, PA hosts its own State YAP Leadership Conference. The goal of this conference is to help new young farmers, and new Farm Bureau members, establish their place on their farms and in Farm Bureau. The conference offers breakout sessions for commodity's, leadership, retirement/transition planning and financial planning. County Farm Bureau’s sponsor participants to attend the conference.

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Join us for the next

Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference

February 27, 28, 2021
Wyndham Garden, State College, PA

Details to come


Highlights from the 2020 Conference


Keynote speakers:

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Eric McElvenny

Eric is an amputee endurance athlete living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy in 2006 while preparing for his service as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Eric deployed three times as a Marine and on his final tour, an incredible experience in Afghanistan, was wounded after stepping on an IED. Eric suffered the amputation of his right leg below the knee, a life-changing opportunity that began his next journey. 

Faced with a physical challenge and an uncertain future, Eric made a promise to himself to run an Ironman Triathlon. On his journey from the hospital bed in southern California to the finish line in Kona Hawaii, he realized that the challenge and adversity he was up against and the techniques he used to reach the finish line could be used against the challenges we all entertain. When not training, racing and delivering inspiration, Eric can be found with his wife Rachel and three children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.








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Troy L. Ott Ph.D., Penn State

Dr. Ott is a Professor of Animal Science and Associate Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State. He holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Ott received his B.S. in Animal Production from Penn State. He completed his Master of Science degree at Auburn University and his Doctoral degree at the University of Florida.

Attendees walked away with an understanding of genetic engineering in plants and animals, understanding of its benefits and impact on agricultural production and the abilty to discuss the positive changes and positive future it provides for agriculture.








Breakout Sessions Included:

  • Core Spray Credits
  • Hemp
  • Harvest Technology
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • No-Till Technology/Benefits
  • Business Plan Preparation
  • Forages
  • Global Trade
  • Agritourism Insurance Information
  • QuickBooks for Farms
  • Beekeping  & Pollinator Benefits
  • Grain Marketing
  • Cultivating a Successful County YAP Program
  • Faith of the Farmer