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Westmoreland County dairy farmer, Richard “Rick” Ebert accepts on behalf of PAFB & all County Farm Bureaus the Honorary County Agent Award presented by County Agents, Andrew Frankenfield and J. Craig Williams (L-R)
Nov 17, 2016

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau & County Farm Bureaus were recognized by the Pennsylvania Association of County Agriculture Agents as the 2016 Honorary County Agent.

Andrew Frankenfield, Past President hands the steering wheel to Amber Yutzy, the 2017 PACAA President
Nov 17, 2016

Amber Yutzy, a Dairy Educator based in Huntingdon County, was elected the 2017 PACAA President at the recent annual meeting.

Sep 4, 2016

Andrew Frankenfield was recognized by his peers for his dedication to agriculture programming and education in Pennsylvania. The Distinguished Service Award is one of the highest awards attainable in NACAA. Given to encourage and recognize excellence in the field of professional Extension for members with more than ten years of service.

Aug 17, 2016

Emelie Swackhamer, Horticulture Educator, presented her experience with the Spotted Lanternfly, a new invasive species that threatens agriculture in Pennsylvania.

Aug 10, 2016

J. Craig Williams spoke to fellow Agriculture Agents about his work on the committee that planned demonstrations and tours for the 5th Symposium on Animal Mortality Management

Aug 4, 2016

Members of the Penn State Extension Dairy Team compiled a Nationally Recognized Facebook Page.

Aug 3, 2016

Dwane Miller wins the National Program Promotional Piece Award for his promotional flyer developed for the Schuylkill County Ag Day.

Aug 2, 2016

Melanie Barkley was recognized at the 2016 AMPIC as a National Finalist for her Feature Story, "Using EBV Date to Promote Parasite Resistance".

Aug 1, 2016

Carol Schurman was recognized for Excellence in 4-H Programming at the National Level for her programs "Barnyard Palooza!” a Southwest PA Regional 4-H Camp and “Acres of Adventure” a series of 4-H day camps in Indiana County, PA

Aug 1, 2016

Carol was recognized at the National Association for County Agriculture Agents Annual Meeting for excellent work in the area of Agriculture Awareness and Appreciation for her work in “Agriculture, Kids, and Camp” - Teaching agricultural science principles to youth in southwest and Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

Aug 1, 2016

Emelie Swackhamer, Horticulture Educator and others from her team achieved Northeast Region Poster Contest Winner for work with the Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula: Extension's role in education and community development.

Robert Leiby recieves Hall of Fame Induction
Jul 25, 2016

After 36 years of service to Penn State Extension, retired Lehigh County Extension Agent, Bob Leiby, earned the highest award in the National Association of County Agricultural Agents this week at the 2016 AM/PIC in Arkansas.

Jan 19, 2016

Erin Frederick received the PACAA Kelly Scholarship in 2015 to help further her education in Community & Economic Development.

2015 Fall Meeting Attendees
Nov 18, 2015

38 Members were in attendance at the PACAA Fall Meeting and JCEP Conference held at the Ramada in State College, PA on November 17 & 18, 2015.

Heather Weeks with the Dairy Leaders Program
Sep 9, 2015

An interview conducted with Heather Weeks, the 2014 Kelly Scholarship winner, reveals the benefits of these funds.

Jul 24, 2015

Yutzy earns NACAA Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 National Conference & Professional Improvement Conference in South Dakota.

Jul 24, 2015

Carutis has received the Achievement Award by the National Association of County Agriculture Agents at the 2015 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Jul 23, 2015

Amber presents her award-winning Best Milking Practices Demonstration at NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in South Dakota.

Jul 23, 2015

Carol traveled to the NACAA Annual Meeting to receive National Finalist for her work in 4-H Programming.

Jul 20, 2015

Melanie's Fact Sheet on Pasture Renovation was selected as the best in the nation by her peers in the Communications Award Category at the 2015 NACAA Conference.