TOWANDA – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) yesterday welcomed Doug Goodlander, Nutrient and Odor Management Coordinator at the Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission, as well as Tom Murphy, Extension Educator and Co-Director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research for a ‘Discussion on Agriculture’ held at the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company Hall, Bradford County.
As a member of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Yaw invited local agriculture producers and agribusiness professionals from throughout Bradford, Sullivan and Susquehanna County to participate in the morning forum, which featured presentations by Goodlander and Murphy on manure management and the Marcellus Shale industry.
“Throughout my Senate District, thousands of people are employed and millions of dollars are generated each year through agriculture and now the natural gas industry,” said Yaw. “I wanted to provide a forum for area farmers to ask questions, make suggestions and give other recommendations for improving agriculture conditions in our region.”
“This will be the first of many agriculture forums I look forward to hosting throughout my district,” Yaw added. “I encourage people to attend and make their positions known.”
On Wednesday, August 31st, Yaw hosted a similar event in Lycoming County featuring Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George Greig and Pennsylvania’s newest Milk Marketing Board Member Lynda Bowman.
Contact: Rita Zielonis