Mark O’Neill, Media and Strategic Communications Director
For Immediate Release: July 31, 2018
(Variety of Activities for Children Available Inside Farm Bureau Building)
(Camp Hill) – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is welcoming visitors to its exhibition building at Ag Progress Days from August 14-16 to learn how Farm Bureau is working for its members, their families and the future of agriculture. A variety of events and information will be available for visitors, who can catch up on the latest legislative issues, talk with representatives offering money saving member benefits and allow their children to take part in some fun and engaging activities.
“Our building at Ag Progress Days provides a perfect setting for adult visitors to express their views on key agriculture issues and receive updates on what has been happening in Harrisburg and Washington D.C., while allowing their children to participate in a variety of fun, hands-on and learning activities,” said PFB President Rick Ebert. “We also encourage people not associated with agriculture to attend Ag Progress Days, so they can learn more about farming practices, participate in educational tours and interact with the people who produce the food they eat.”
PFB’s exhibit building is located at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Ag Research Center at East Fifth and Main Street on the Ag Progress Days grounds in Rock Springs, which is located about nine miles from State College. PFB's Ag Progress Days exhibit hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15; and 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Thursday, August 16.
Listed below are some of the activities taking place inside PFB’s exhibit building at Ag Progress Days:
Government Affairs and Communications – Farm Bureau staff will provide information, handouts and answer questions on current issues affecting state agriculture, with a special focus this summer on problems associated with poor rural broadband service. The exhibit area will include a map display for visitors to mark their level of high speed internet connectivity and a video booth for people to record testimonials about the importance of broadband expansion and how poor service negatively impacts their businesses.
Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation – The foundation will have an interactive, baseball-themed activity for kids to learn about the connection between agriculture and a variety of things found at a baseball game. There will also be a photo booth area, which can be used for posts on social media.
Young Farmer & Rancher – The State Young Farmer & Rancher Committee will be on hand to discuss leadership development and opportunities available to young farm families through YF&R programs.
Women’s Leadership Committee – Committee members are hosting an educational activity in which children can plant a winter herb garden of parsley, dill, oregano and basil to take home. In addition, members of the committee will read from this year’s FARMtastic book “Sleep Tight Farm.” Throughout the three-day event, children will have a chance to win a copy of the FARMtastic book.
MSC Business Services – Farm Management Service account supervisors are prepared to discuss the many business services available through PFB, including record keeping, tax planning and preparation, farm accounting software and a no-hassle payroll service that takes the headaches out of payroll tax preparation.
Health Insurance – PFB Health Services representatives will have information about health insurance plans available to members and associate members.
In addition, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau member benefits on display at Ag Progress Days include:
- Nationwide Insurance agents will discuss discounts on farm insurance and long-term care insurance, along with savings for members on auto, ATV, motorcycle and snowmobile insurance.
- Amerigas will have a representative to talk about discounts on propane and other benefits available to members.
- Ford/Lincoln will have a representative in the Farm Bureau building to review discounts available for members who purchase or lease eligible Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
- M&T Bank will have representatives to discuss their financial products and member benefits.
- Cleveland Brothers will have equipment on display and talk about member discounts on CAT equipment and accessories.
- John Deere will also have equipment on display and a representative to discuss member discounts.
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