HERSHEY – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) voting delegates elected six new individuals to its State Board of Directors during its 73rd Annual Meeting in Hershey.

New to the PFB State Board of Directors are Tim Jaggars (District 1), Paul Hartman (District 3), Tim Wood (District 5), Jason Wolfe (District 7), Kevin Mountz (District 9) and Sue Myers (WLC Chair).

“We are excited to welcome our new state board members and look forward to working with them,” PFB President Chris Hoffman said. “We would also like to thank our retiring board members for their years of hard work and dedication to move Pennsylvania Farm Bureau forward.”

District 9 State Board Director Rick Lease retired his position on the state Board of Directors. He served on the board for six years, representing Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and Fulton County Farm Bureaus.

The following State Board Directors reached tenure after serving on the board for eight years: Jim Barbour (District 1), Howard Robinson (District 3), John Painter II (District 5) and Clair Esbenshade (District 7). Michele McMinn also reached tenure, serving on the state Board of Directors as the Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) chair. She served eight years as a WLC District chair.

“I’d like to thank all our retiring and tenured board members for all of their years of service to the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau board of directors,” Hoffman said. “We are thankful for the work that they have done and the work they will continue to do as a part of Farm Bureau.”

Hundreds of farmers from across the state attended Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s 73rd Annual Meeting at the Hershey Lodge from Nov. 12-15, to set policy for the statewide organization on issues affecting farm and rural families.

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