A lot of progress to be proud of

Article posted on August 16, 2017

After a visit to a business in Tyrone this morning, I travelled to Ag Progress Days in Rock Springs for their annual public officials luncheon.  This is the preeminent outdoor agricultural show in the state and the luncheon draws officials from the legislature, counties, municipalities, congress, the Governor and Lt. Governor, cabinet members, and all of the brass from Penn State, including President Barron, VP’s, Deans, etc.  The meal isn’t anything fancy, pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, coleslaw and a cupcake, but we hear from the Dean of Agriculture about issues the College is working on and from the Governor and Sec. of Ag about what they see as important in our Commonwealth’s largest industry.  I got to catch up with other members of the General Assembly and officials from around the state.  I spoke with the Director of the Extension Program today about their new on-line services, which they are just rolling out to the public.  As Secretary Redding reminded us in his remarks, as tough as things can get in the Ag industry, this event is about progress, and there is a lot of progress to be proud of.

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