Pennsylvania Farm Bureau sets membership record
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has eclipsed its all-time membership record, increasing total membership by 1,460 members to 59,782.
In reaching its highest membership total in the 64-year history of the statewide farmer-run organization, PFB achieved its 2014 goal and qualified for the American Farm Bureau Federation Navigator Award.
According to PFB, the Indiana County Farm Bureau also added a dozen members, increasing its membership from 567 to 579.
“Farmers played a major role in helping our organization build its membership for the 17th consecutive year by encouraging other farm families and people involved in the agricultural community to join Pennsylvania Farm Bureau,” said PFB President Carl T. Shaffer.
PFB noted that a growing membership and the true grass-roots involvement of farmers makes Farm Bureau all the more influential when presenting a unified message to policymakers at the state and national level.
“Farmers are keenly aware of how Farm Bureau works to solve problems for agriculture. They also understand that the organization gets results when members contribute their valuable time to discuss critical issues with lawmakers and the public,” Shaffer added.
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau also aggressively represents agriculture as a member of dozens of government advisory boards and industry groups.
“Our comprehensive work agenda encompasses all of agriculture, including protecting the use of acceptable farm practices, promoting initiatives to strengthen farm income and increasing outreach and conversations with people who buy our food,” Shaffer said.