Pennsylvania Young Farmers is a group committed to education and promotion of environmentally appropriate production, marketing, and processing of food, feed and fiber. Our adult education in agriculture program provides individual and group organized instruction to agriculturists and consumer public in the local community. Specifically, the program is designed to assist those in production, agriculture, and agribusiness to become successfully established or to improve their current agricultural status. Also, an educational focus is to improve understanding and communication between the consumer public and the agricultural community regarding common concerns and issues.
"A Young Farmer is Any Farmer Willing to Learn"
From the President...
Greetings to all of the PYFA members across the state. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you during this next year. As it has been said over and over again, our biggest goal for 2014 needs to be to encourage younger agricultural leaders to join our organization. We talk about it at the state level all the time, however, it will take a conscious effort at the local level to truly make this happen. We need to engage the FFA members as they graduate high school and show them they can continue to be part of an ag organization long after graduation. With that said, if anyone has ideas how the officers of PYFA can assist, please let myself know or contact any of the other board members.
I am positive that as we move through 2014, we can all work together as a team to grow our ranks, encourage young members to join and be active, and keep PYFA relevant for generations to come. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any ideas and suggestions.
Nathan Jamison, President