Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is a professional organization which is financed and controlled by members. When a family or individual joins, they actually enroll in a County Farm Bureau. There are 54 County Farm Bureaus, serving 66 counties in Pennsylvania.
There are two types of family memberships:
1) Farmer Member* - a person who is actively engaged in the production of agricultural products, whose principal occupation is farming. Only Farmer members have the privilege of voting on Farm Bureau policy issues.
2) Non-Farmer Member* - anyone who is interested in agriculture and where their food comes from, whose family or livelihood benefits from agriculture or is involved with agriculture on a part-time basis. Non-farmer members are able to utilize most privileges of membership
(except for voting on Farm Bureau policy issues).
* Membership Dues Are Non-Refundable
Please Note: The membership year is the same as the calendar year. Persons who join the Farm Bureau for the first time between July 1-December 30 of any year will become members for the rest of that calendar year and for the entire next calendar year. Persons who join for the first time between January 1-June 30 are members until December 30 of that year. In subsequent years, members receive their first dues notice for the next year's renewal membership on or about September 1.
Keeping your smile bright during the holidays
Holidays are a time for sweets, treats and indulgences; many people will be focusing on their weight and working on not gaining extra pounds between parties and left overs. It’s important to remember not to neglect your oral health during the holiday season! Below are some tips to keep your mouth healthy and happy:
1. Eat sugary treats with your meal when extra saliva is produced in your mouth.
2. Drinking water throughout the day can help rinse your mouth and it’s a healthier option than juice and soft drinks.
3. Munching on cheese can protect tooth enamel from decay and also increase saliva in your mouth. Just watch your portions as cheese is also high in fat which can contribute to weight gain.
4. Avoid chewing on the ice in your drink as it can cause fractures and chips in your teeth and can make them more sensitive.
5. If you are going to drink juice and soft drinks, use a straw and position it toward the back of your mouth. This prevents a sugary coating from forming on your teeth.
You can learn more about nutrition and the basics of oral health care by visiting United Concordia’s Dental Health Center.
You can learn more about your dental benefits and oral health information by registering on My Dental Benefits.