President: Karl Eisenhauer, Jr.
Information Director: Joyce Carson
County News & Events
Monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Wayne County Chamber Building on Commercial St. in Honesdale at 7:30 PM.
The combined effort of the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau and the Western Wayne National Honor Society yielded approximately $450 worth of canned foods which were recently donated to the Honesdale Emergency Pantry. This local pantry relies exclusively on donations from the public and is not affiliated with Wayne County's pantry system.
Pictured left to right are pantry volunteers: Eileen Doherty, Jane Theobald and Lisa Hutchison.
Farmer to Farmer Event
A spirit of cooperation and a shared love of all things farming were evident at the Farmer to Farmer networking event held recently at the Cooperage.
Members of local ag groups including Wayne Tomorrow, SEEDS, Wayne County Grown PASA and the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau made up the crowd of about sixty.
Opening the evening were Jenna Mauder of the Cooperage and Zach Jones, Young Ag Professionals chair of the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau. Both spoke of the need for those involved in all facets of agriculture to work together and help each other for the benefit of all who embrace the farm lifestyle.
The positive atmosphere in the room invited friendly conversation and a sharing of knowledge. New ideas were formed, business connections were made and the feeling that we're all in this together prevailed.
The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau presented five students from the Honesdale FFA class with their official blue corduroy jackets at their board meeting on January 14.
Pictured left to right: President Karl Eisenhauer, Ben Swartz, Carly Fries, Maggie Yerkes, Rory Steelman, Madison Roberts and Ag teacher Kayla Hack.
The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau donated the FARM-tastic book of the year "It's Milking Time" to all public libraries and elementary schools in Wayne and Pike counties. Pictured are the librarians receiving their books at the Library Alliance meeting on January 28.
Seated left - right: Kristina Russo, Newfoundland Public Library; Joyce Carson, Farm Bureau board member and Marge Burden, Northern Wayne Community Library. Standing left to right: Tracy Schwarz, Wayne County Public Library; Jenny Snyder, Pleasant Mount Library; Amy Keane, Hawley Public Library; Lynn Scramuzza, Hamlin Community Library and Farm Bureau President Karl Eisenhauer. Absent from photo: Kate Baxter, Bethany Public Library.
Local Service to Ag
The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau presented the “Local Service to Ag” award to Marjorie and the late John Marshall at their Annual Fall Dinner on October 12.
John Marshall was raised on a dairy farm in Berlin Township. As a 4H project, he kept bees and won several awards at the PA Farm Show. He became a 4H leader and was the summer assistant for
the Sullivan County Extension.
John always loved farm equipment. He began buying and selling on a small scale until 1959 when he founded Marshall Machinery in Beach Lake.
Along with raising their five children, Marjorie served as a 4H leader for 25 years. She and John were very involved with the Wayne County Fair, always supporting 4H programs for local youth.
Marjorie presently oversees a scholarship fund for students entering the field of diesel mechanics.
Both Marjorie and John served on the Wayne County Extension Board for many years and have been faithful Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau members.
Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau is proud to honor Marjorie and John Marshall for their lasting commitment to agriculture which will continue into the future through their children.
Pictured left to right: President Karl Eisenhauer, Darryl, Marjorie, Earl & Linda Marshall, and Barbara Diliberti. Absent from the photo: daughter Holly Harwood of Leicester, NY.
Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau held it's Legislative Farm Tour at Chyle Land Dairy, owned by Jack and Ella Chyle on August 22.
Pictured left to right are: Commissioner Wendall Kay, State Representative Jonathan Fritz, State Representative Mike Peifer, Ella & Jack Chyle, Commissioner Brian Smith and Commissioner Joseph Adams.
Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau By-Laws
The board of directors has recently completed a review of the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau By-Laws. President Karl Eisenhauer has scheduled a special meeting concurrent with the Spring Scholarship dinner to allow members to vote on the proposed amendments.
Click here to view the changes. The lined through text in red suggests the deletions and the red underlined text represents the updated additions.
Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau awarded seven graduating seniors with scholarships of $1000 each. Pictured left to right - President Karl Eisenhauer, Brianna Weist, Brooke Rutledge, Lauren Johns, Rachel Butler, Lily Fries, Camden Bannan, Congressman Matt Cartwright, Katie Nebzydoski and Christina Salak, Scholarship Committee Chair.
Tim Jaggars, Farm Bureau board member, and Daniel Grant, a senior at Canaan Christian Academy, read "Right This Very Minute" to students K - 2nd grade at Canaan Christian Academy for Ag Literacy Week. The book was read to students in 74 classrooms in Wayne County.
Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau donated the FARMtastic book of the year, "The Tree Farmer" to all public libraries in Wayne and Pike Counties. Librarians received their books at the Library Alliance meeting on March 25.
Reap the Benefits of Farm Bureau Services
There are many statewide benefits to being a Pennsylvania Farm Bureau member. Take advantage of automotive rebates, health insurance packages, and Dell computer savings, just to name a few. The members of the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau will be able to use their membership card to take advantage of local county discounts. The following businesses in Wayne and Pike Counties are offering local savings:
Local discounts for Farm Bureau Members in Wayne and Pike Counties:
Dirlam Brothers' Lumber: L5 Discount
Forest Care LLC: Will provide 1 free visit to your wood lot in Forest Management, must be 20 acres or more in Wayne County
Greentown Agway: Show membership card and ask about discount
Honesdale Feed & Garden: 10% off shoes, boots, and long handled tools
Krempasky Equipment: 10% off parts and service of a $150 or more (max discount $100)
Marshall Machinery: 10% off parts over $150
Rent-E-Quip: 10% off rental items and metal purchases
Shaffer's Hardware: Show membership card and ask about discount
Vanderbeek Farm & Equestrian Center: Rt. 590 Hawley - 10% off horse boarding with 1 year contract. Call (570) 685 - 4004.
Watson Brothers in Hawley: 5% discount on in-stock riding mowers and ZTRs
Auto & Other Professional Services
Honesdale Auto Supply: 15% off all filters, 5-10% on selected items
Northeast Towing: 10% off parts, service, and towing during regular business hours
R & E Auto Service: 10% off parts and service
Pranzo’s Auto Service: 10% off parts and service
Food & Drink
Dave's Super Duper: 5% off a grocery order
Dutch’s Market in Greentown: 5% off a grocery order
Elegante' Restaurant: 10% off order
Ghiggeri’s Fine Olive Oils & Balsamics: 10% off your purchase - Honesdale & Milford
IGA - Lake Region: 5% off order over $10
Jennz Café: Tuesday through Friday from 6 AM - 10 AM: 10% off order
Joe & Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant: 10% off order over $10.00
Kay's Italian Restaurant: $3 off a $20 purchase. Does not include specials, buffets or lite-fare menu
PaPa’s Primo Pizza: 10% off of order for Farm Bureau members only. Does not include specials.
The Red Schoolhouse: 10% on order
Scarfalloto's Towne House Diner: 10% off your order
Tick Tock’s Restaurant: 10% off of your food order (excludes alcohol)
Two Guys from Italy: 10% off total bill
Three Wishes Restaurant: 10% off your food order Route 652 in Beach Lake
John’s Italian Restaurant in Hamlin: 10% off except for specials and liquor
Paulie's Hot Dogs: 10% off entire order
Hayes Market in Waymart: 5% off grocery order
Halfway House Restaurant: 10% off food order
Health & Wellness
Dowling Family Eyecare: 20% off of an eye exam and eyeglasses / 10% off contact lenses
Honesdale Chiropractic: Save 10% on any service - chiropractic, adjustment, or massage
Jo Rob’s Naturals: 10% off regular priced items on purchases of $25 or more
Nature's Grace: 10% off on all vitamin supplements
Household & Garden
Aurel's TV & Appliances: 5% discount on regular priced items $399 and up. Excludes Electrolux, Icon, Viking and floor models. Cannot be combined with other promotions.
Mike's Walk-in Carpet: 10% off purchase
Projan Custom Flooring: 5% off material purchases (not labor); 5 star carpet & upholstery cleaning (5% off entire house or 3 rooms for $99)
Teeters' Furniture: 10% off in-stock accessories (lamps / prints / throws / home decor)
Van Gorders' Furniture: Will pay 6% sales tax on purchased items
Marty’s Sneaker World-10% off sneakers, boot, and shirts-Main Street, Honesdale
Honesdale Market Place-10% off purchase-all vendors, Erie Street
Mesko Glass and Mirror-10% off automotive and residential products-Grandview Ave, Honesdale
Heads-Up Flooring - 5% off labor to install or refinish flooring - 831 Hamlin Hwy
Arts for Him & Her: 15% off any item
Doodles & Such: 10% off select items
Duck Harbor Shops: 10% off a $50 purchase
Frankie's Market Antiques - 10 Sound Dr. Rt 191 Honesdale: 20% off vintage tractor parts and antique toy trucks
North of the Border Superstore: 10% off your purchase
Platform Industries Custom Screen Printing: 10% off of your screen print order
Ostrander Design: $50 off blueprint order of $1,000 or more
Time Machine Antiques-10% off a $50 purchase
Martin Caufield Memorial Works-5% off purchase
Hemlock Gun Shop: 7% off guns and ammunition
Northeast PA Pet Cremation Services: Lake Ariel - 10% discount
Quality Printing & Design: 10% off paper, apparel and sign printing on order over $25. Discount not to exceed $100
Members should show their membership card at these participating businesses and ask about the Farm Bureau discount. These local discounts will serve as another reason to be a Farm Bureau member.
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