President: Donna L. Williams, 1-570-942-6348
County News & Events
- We meet the second Thurs. of the month at 7:30 pm in the Claverak Building in Montrose.
- We have 3 free NEW memberships for Young Farmer Ranchers. Contact Barb Roszel or Alton Arnold with suggestions.
- Farmer Buttons may be purchased from Joe Plonski for $15.
-January 11-16 - AFBF Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA was attended by Jim and Kim Barbour of which Jim was a voting delegate and did a great job.
-January 17 - Spotted Lanternfly Forum was held at the Susquehanna County Library.
-Joe Decker was the winner of our membership promotion.
-Dave DeLeon reported that fruit and vegetable commodities were well represented in the Farm Bill. There was a tour of Cargill on January 30 that was open to anyone.
-Alan Hall, County Commissioner reported at monthly meeting that the renovations on the Court House are complete. The new Public Safety Facility will be breaking ground in the spring.
-The Safety Contest has started.
-County Commissioner Alan Hall reported that the Commissioners passed a resolution to pay $2,100 for each school in County who schedules the Mobile Ag Lab to educate children on agriculture. SCFB has approved $400 to pay each which combined would pay in full.
-Farm Bureau Day, Legislative Update was a t Wyoming Hose Co. in Wyoming on February 12.
-Two free YF&R memberships were given to Denny Glezen and Jordan DePue. The YF&R Committee is now Young Ag Professionals as of January 2019.
-Policy Development will kick-off February 15.
-Regular goal was reached this month.
-March 1st the 30th Annual Susquehanna County Ag Day was at Elk Lake High School. Cabot Oil and Gas Co. paid for the meals of those with reservations.
-March 18-22 was Ag Literacy Week. The Dairy Priness Program and other volunteers in the county read the book "Right this Very Minute".
-Jim Barbour, Donna Williams, Barb Roszel and Mickey Klim attended a County Officers Training in Danville, PA on March 21.
-Susquehanna County Resource Day was on March 24.
-Farmer Dinner was held on March 26 and attended by Jim Barbour.
-Harrisburg Legislative Tour is March 27 and will be attended by Joe Plonski, Bill Shay, Joe Decker, Bill Bayne and Jim and Kim Barbour.
-Dave DeLeon contacted all the schools about financing available for Mobile Ag Lab and all the schools were interested in having the Ag Lab come to their school.
Upcoming Dates of Interest
April 11 - Pizza party to celebrate reaching regular goal.
April 14-20 - Rural Roads Safety Week
April 25 - FSCFB Meeting, 10 AM, Hop Bottom Boro Building
April 30 - Ronald McDonald House presentation of items and money, donations for Farmers Care Scranton.
May 2 - Penn State Trustee Election
May 11 - The Spring Annual Dinner/ "Meet the Candidate at Montrose Bible Conference, social hour 11:30 and dinner at 12:30. The meal will be soup, salads, sandwich platter and dessert for $12.