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.
-Our 2% goal has been reached on membership.
-The new theme for the Safety Contest is "Check it Out First". The 2019 Farntastic book is "Tree Farmer". Mollie and Kiley Barbour's coloring page and poster contest was submitted to PFB.
-The Growing Strong Leaders event was held at The Moose in Tunkhannock on August 15.
-Ag Progress Days was on August 15th and attended by Jim Barbour and Emma Hinkley.
-Harford Fair was the week of August 20th. We sold 400 cups of white milk and 640 cups of chocolate milk. Jayne's Orchard donated 4 bushel of Paula Red apples to sell. Three SCFB Family Fun certificates were redeemed for a free cup of cold milk and 67 coupons were redeemed for the Kiddie Tractor Pull contestants. The winner of our Cowtail candy guessing contest was Jeremiah Hobbs.
-The Legislative Farm Tour was held at Brown Hill Farm on August 27th, hosted and sponsored by the Wyoming/Lackawanna County Farm Bureau and SCFB. John Benscoter is to be commended for his expertise in planning and leadership. 4-H served a great lunch. Congressman Tom Marino's staff, Senator Pat Toomey's staff, Congressman Lou Barletta's staff, Senator Lisa Baker, Susq. County Commissioner Betsy Arnold and Cooperative Extension staff were present.
-On August 30th the SCFB & District 8 Summer Picnic took place. We were pleased and appreciative to have PFB President Rick Ebert and his wife, Representative Jonathan Fritz and County Commissioner Alan Hall attend and share important information with us. Jim Barbour and Dave DeLeon led in policy development. Many thanks to Ervin and Jerry Belcher, John Granick and Angelo Paolella (barbecue chicken chefs) and Dave DeLeon for fresh sweet corn. It was good food and fellowship.
-Sympathy cards were sent out on behalf SCFB to the families of George Hayes and Melba Williams.
-There are three free YF&R memberships available.
-A USDA spokesman announced the Elk Lake School was awarded a grant for the Business Incubator, it will open in September free of charge.
-Emma Hinkley is selling Farmer's Care T-shirts for $5.
-Gene Yaw had a breakfast at Troy Sale Barn on September 20th.
-The Annual Fall Meeting was October 4 at the Montose Bible Conference Lake Avenue Dining Hall.
-A Reorganization Election was held October 11th, the following people were nominated and elected to the following offices: President, Donna Williams, 1st VP, Jim Barbour, 2nd VP Dave DeLeon, Secretary, Mickey Klim and Treasurer, Barb Roszel. We reached our 5% incentive goal.
-Women's Leadership and Dairy were at the I81 Welcome Center on October 27 to promote cheese for cheese month.
-Those who give an Ag Career Presentation will be entered in a drawing to win 3 days and 2 nights stay at Hershey Lodge and 4 tickets to Hershey Park.
-The deadline for Ag Literacy to sign up is December 15.
-SCFB will give $100 each to the four food pantries in the county.
Upcoming Dates of Interest
November 1 - Work Day, 2019 Program of Work
November 12-14; State Convention
November 12-16: Mobile Ag Lab/Educator Ag Institute at Forest City School
December 3-7: Mobile Ag Lab/Educator Ag Institute at Mt. View Elementary
December 6: Membership Kick-off at the Summit