Sen. Yaw Hosts Discussion on Agriculture in Lewisburg

Sen. Yaw (right) pictured with Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell C. Redding

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) hosted his annual “Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture” on Friday with over 130 participants representing agriculture and agribusiness in Lycoming and Union counties.

Held at the Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, attendees consisting of farmers, agribusiness professionals, 4-H members, FFA students from Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, Montgomery, Montoursville and Selinsgrove, dairy royalty, teachers and elected officials heard from Yaw, as well as featured speaker Russell C. Redding, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

“Each year, the discussion is intended to create a friendly dialogue and exchange of ideas on important agricultural and environmental topics impacting our region,” Sen. Yaw said.  “The meeting is also designed to listen to concerns and answer questions. I was glad Secretary Redding was able to join us this year and highlight many important issues facing agriculture.”

Governor Tom Wolf nominated Russell Redding to serve as the 26th Secretary of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in January 2015, and was confirmed by the Senate on May 14, 2015.  Redding is the former dean of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Delaware Valley College.

For more state-related news and information visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.

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