LesherFamily2012 webPennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is a professional organization which is financed and controlled by members. When a family or individual joins, they actually enroll in a County Farm Bureau. There are 54 County Farm Bureaus, serving 66 counties in Pennsylvania.

There are two types of family memberships:     

1) Farmer Member* - a person who is actively engaged in the production of agricultural products, whose principal occupation is farming. Only Farmer members have the privilege of voting on Farm Bureau policy issues.

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2) Non-Farmer Member*
- anyone who is interested in agriculture and where their food comes from, whose family or livelihood benefits from agriculture or is involved with agriculture on a part-time basis. Non-farmer members are able to utilize most privileges of membership
(except for voting on Farm Bureau policy issues). 

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* Membership Dues Are Non-Refundable

Please Note: The membership year is the same as the calendar year.  Persons who join the Farm Bureau for the first time between July 1-December 30 of any year will become members for the rest of that calendar year and for the entire next calendar year.  Persons who join for the first time between January 1-June 30 are members until December 30 of that year. In subsequent years, members receive their first dues notice for the next year's renewal membership on or about September 1.

What is gum disease?

A preventable and treatable condition that can be marked by red, swollen or bleeding gums – or may have no noticeable symptoms. Left untreated, it can lead to serious oral and overall health issues, like tooth loss or diabetes complications.4

The Benefits of Going to
for a Healthier Life


Regular visits to the dentist can do more than just keep your teeth looking good (but it can help with that, too). By getting the proper preventive dental care, you can stay ahead of issues before they become expensive and difficult to treat or avoid them all together. 

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More than “just a cleaning”

A dental exam can include:

  • Oral cancer screening
  • X-Rays
  • Review of past dental work
  • TMJ (jaw) and bite analysis
  • Gum disease evaluation
  • Treatment plan recommendations
  • Medical and dental history review
  • Check for cavities and other problems
The Oral Health Impact by the numbers
164 million      51 million >75%

work hours school hours are missed each year because of dental problems. 1

Of adults have some level of gum disease. But only 3% seek professional gum disease care. 3
1 in 5 adults have anxiety over the state of their mouth5



6 Benefits of Going to the Dentist:


Prevent Cavities – Cavity-causing plaque is removed.

Keep Teeth in Tact – Prevent, identify and treat common problems before tooth loss.

Boost Whole-Body Health – Oral health is connected to overall health; many medical concerns can be detected through the mouth. 2

Enjoy Fresher Breath – Odor-causing old food and debris is cleared away.

Reap the Cosmetic Benefits – Some stains can be polished away.

Take Full Advantage of Dental Insurance – Nearly all United Concordia Dental plans cover the full cost of preventive like routine exams and cleanings.

Dental care can make a difference

Professional dental care is necessary to diagnose, treat, and/or stop the progression of gum disease. Follow these steps to get the most from your dental visits and benefits:

  • Start at home – brush your teeth 2-3x and floss at least once daily. Drink water throughout the day and use it to rinse after eating or drinking other beverages.
  • Schedule regular dental visits – depending on your mouth’s condition, your dentist may recommend more frequent cleanings and exams.
  • Talk to your dentist about whether or not you have gum disease and the recommended treatment.
  • Review your dental insurance cover – Your dentist’s recommendations may not always be covered, so it’s helpful to understand your plan.


1. Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 2012.
2. Prevent Oral Health Problems: Visit a Dentist Twice a Year; Academy of General Dentistry; January 2012.
3. Dispelling Myths About Gum Disease; American Academy of Periodontology; 2010.
4. Impact of Periodontal Therapy on General Health; American Journal of Preventive Medicine; 2014.
5. Oral Health and Well-Being in the United States; Health Policy Institute: American Dental Association;


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