Mark O’Neill, Media and Strategic Communications Director
510 S. 31st Street , Camp Hill, PA 17001 • 717.761.2740 • Email • @pfbmediaone
For Immediate Release: July 18, 2017
Plenty of Activities for Children Inside Farm Bureau Building
(Camp Hill) – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is welcoming visitors to its exhibition building at Ag Progress Days from August 15-17 to learn how Farm Bureau is working for its members, their families and the future of agriculture. Visitors can catch up on the latest legislative issues, talk with representatives offering money saving member benefits and enjoy fun and educational activities geared toward children – all under one roof.
“Ag Progress Days is a highlight of the summer for farm families across Pennsylvania, because it offers an opportunity for farmers to learn more about new advances in agriculture and technology, obtain updated information on key issues impacting their businesses and a chance to socialize with other farmers and friends from across Pennsylvania,” said PFB President Rick Ebert. “The three-day event also provides a tremendous opportunity for people not associated with agriculture to learn more about the challenges farmers endure to grow food, the innovations available with modern farm equipment, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational events, activities and tours.”
PFB’s exhibit building is located at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Ag Research Center at East Fifth and Main Street on the Ag Progress Days grounds in Rock Springs, which is located about nine miles from State College. PFB's Ag Progress Days exhibit hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19; and 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Thursday, August 20.
Listed below are some of the activities taking place inside PFB’s exhibit building at Ag Progress Days:
Government Affairs and Communications – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau staff will be on hand to provide information, handouts and answer questions on current issues impacting state agriculture, including the latest developments surrounding the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation – The foundation will have an interactive hop-scotch activity for kids where they learn about what farmers are doing to care for their animals and crops. There will also be a photo booth area.
Young Farmer & Rancher – The State Young Farmer & Rancher Committee will be on hand to discuss the leadership development and fellowship opportunities available to young farm families through YF&R programs. The State YF&R Committee will host a pedal tractor pull this year and each participant will receive a prize.
Women’s Leadership Committee – Committee members will have an educational handout called “What’s in My Burger” that teaches children about connections between food and agriculture. Volunteers will also be reading from this year’s FARMtastic book “Before We Eat: From Farm to Table.”
MSC Business Services – Farm Management Service account supervisors will be on hand to discuss the many business services available through PFB, including record keeping, tax planning and preparation, farm accounting software and a no-hassle payroll service that takes the headaches out of payroll tax preparation.
Health Insurance – PFB Health Services representatives will have information on health insurance available to members and associate members.
In addition, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau member benefits on display at Ag Progress Days include:
- Nationwide Insurance agents will discuss discounts on farm insurance and long-term care insurance, along with savings for members on auto, ATV, motorcycle and snowmobile insurance.
- Amerigas will have a representative on hand to talk about discounts on propane and other benefits available to members.
- NRG will have representatives discussing energy discounts available to members.
- Hersheypark® is a new member benefit that PFB is excited to offer this year. A representative will be in the building to help members take advantage of a discount on park tickets. A drawing for tickets to an upcoming event will also be conducted.
- Ford/Lincoln is offering new discounts on car purchases and leases. Members can meet with a representative to learn about the discounts available for Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
- M&T Bank will have representatives at APD to discuss their financial products and member benefits.
- Cleveland Brothers will be on hand to talk about member discounts on CAT equipment and accessories and have equipment on display.
For more information about Ag Progress Days, visit http://agsci.psu.edu/apd.
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization with a volunteer membership of more than 62,000 farm and rural families, representing farms of every size and commodity across Pennsylvania.