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.
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.
In recognition of Rural Roads Safety Week, April 14 - 20, Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau set up a display in the Honesdale National Bank featuring the Slow Moving Vehicle sign (SMV) to remind motorists that farmers are returning to work in their fields and to slow down immediately when they see a SMV sign attached to farm vehicles. Pictured with the display are HNB employees Jackie Chyle Cosgrove on the left and Courtney Swendson on the right.
National Agriculture Day
National Agriculture Day is about recognizing and celebrating the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. In celebration of National Agriculture Day on March 14, the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau presented a gift basket to the first baby born at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The basket contained food products such as cheese and crackers, as well as a crocheted baby outfit. These items serve as a reminder that agriculture plays an essential role in providing the necessities of everyday life.
Caption: Asher Matthew Lamb was born March 14, 2019 at 8:37 AM. Pictured left to right are: Dad - Brian Lamb, Mom - Jessica Spencer holding little Asher, and Bonnie LaTourette, Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Chair.
Local Service to Agriculture" award to Lynita Vail
Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau is proud to present the "Local Service to Agriculture" award to Lynita Vail for her 50 plus years of dedicated service to the agricultural community. She also received proclamations from the Wayne County Commissioners and Representative Jonathan Fritz.
Left to right: Commissioner Joe Adams, State Representative Jonathan Fritz, Women's Leadership co-chair, Bonnie LaTourette, Lynita Vail, Commissioners Brian Smith & Wendall Kay, and President Karl Eisenhauer.
Contest Winners Recognized
Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the winners of the PA Farm Bureau's 2018
Safety Poster Contest at the county level. The theme for this year was “Think Safe. Be Safe.” John
Rickard placed first in the coloring page competition for ages 4 – 6. Leeland Schaal won the top spot
for his original poster for age group 7 – 9 and his brother, Austyne Schaal, won first place in the 10 –
12 age category for his original drawing. Each boy received a trophy and a monetary gift from
Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau.
All three local winners moved on to the state competition where Austyne's poster won second
place and was displayed at Ag Progress Days. It can also be viewed at the PFB State Annual meeting
in Hershey from November 12 – 14.
From left - Bonnie LaTourette, Women's Leadership Chair, Leeland Schaal & Austyne Schaal. Absent form photo: John Rickard.
Legislative Farm Tour
The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau held it's Legislative Picnic on August 23 at the Jaggars farm in Waymart. Pictured left to right: Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, Representative Jonathan Fritz, Supervisor Tim Jaggars, Commissioner Wendall Kay, Farm Bureau President Karl Eisenhauer, Dairy Princess Allison Hardler, Commissioner Joe Adams, Senator Lisa Baker, Representative Mike Peifer, Candidate John Chrin and Dairy Miss Emma Preble in front.
Host Tim Jaggars welcomes the crowd.
Tim's nephew, Zach Jones, explained the farm's history as he guided the tour and pointed out the many improvements that have been made through conservation practices.
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
Jennz Café: 10% off order
Joe & Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant: 10% off order over $10.00
Kay's Italian Restaurant: 10% off a meal
PaPa’s Primo Pizza: 10% off of your order
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
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)
Sneaker King: 10% off regular priced footwear
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
Frank or Judy's Booth at Duck Harbor Shops - 10% off items over $20
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
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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