FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2016
Media Advisory: Thompson to Hold Annual Agriculture Public Meeting at Ag Progress Days
Discussion to feature Stakeholders from Statewide Agricultural Groups and Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, will again host a public meeting during Penn State University’s Ag Progress Days in Pennsylvania Furnace. Also appearing and participating in the discussion will be Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, along Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert, Penn State Extension and representatives from various commodity sectors. Among the topics expected to be discussed include the general state of agriculture across Pennsylvania, as well as the 2014 Farm Bill, which contains important provisions with regard to research, dairy, conservation, forestry and nutrition. Stakeholders are also expected to detail the importance of Pennsylvania’s forests and the need for proper forest management. Thompson is the chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson;
Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding;
Rick Ebert, President of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau;
Erick Coolidge, Tioga County Commissioner;
Ann Nogan, Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association;
Dr. Dan Kniffen, Penn State Extension;
Susan Benedict, private forest landowner.
College Theatre in the Exhibits Building, Ag Progress Days, 710 West Pine Grove Rd., Pennsylvania Furnace.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.