Committees
PennAg maintains five standing committees which address industry issues and association operations.

Executive
The PennAg Executive Committee consists of the presidents, three vice presidents, secretary and treasurer. This Committee meets regularly to discuss association operations and direction through a strategic plan.

For additional information, please contact Chris Herr at
cherr@pennag.com or 717-651-5920. 

Legislative
The PennAg Legislative Committee monitors and acts on Pennsylvania legislation that is of importance to our members. Key issues include: the State Budget, Food Safety and Security; Transportation and Food Production Sustainability.

The Committee is chaired by the 2nd vice president of the PennAg Board of Directors. All PennAg members are welcome and encouraged to participate on this Committee. Typically, there are 5 meetings per year in addition to weekly email updated on legislative and regulatory activities.

For additional information concerning the Legislative Committee, please contact Jennifer Reed-Harry at jrharry@pennag.com or 717-651-5920.

Membership
The PennAg Membership Committee handles all issues which are member related. The group works to maintain current and implement new member services, coordinate member activities and monitor the PennAg member situation. The Committee is chaired by the 3rd vice president of the PennAg Board of Directors.

For further information concerning the Membership Committee, please contact Kelly Caldwell at kcaldwell@pennag.com


Transportation
The PennAg Transportation Committee was formed in 2009. The purpose of the Committee is to address transportation issues which affect PennAg members and the entire agriculture industry. The group is chaired by the 1st vice president of the PennAg Board of Directors. This committee focuses on may issues associated with Title 75 as well as other state and federal highway issues.

In mid-May 2013, Chris Herr was a guest on Pennsylvania Newsmakers, hosted by Terry Madonna, speaking on the association's support of a comprehensive solution to Pennsylvania's transportation funding dilemma. View the video clip.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Reed-Harry at jrharry@pennag.com or 717-651-5920.

Workforce
The PennAg Workforce Committee has begun to develop a database of information that can be used to strengthen the message of the importance of essential workers to agriculture. This committee focuses on the issue of Essential Agriculture Labor. An Essential Agriculture Worker is defined as an individual from a foreign country performing a specific agriculture skill fullfilling labor needs.

The Workforce Committee was established in 2012, for the purpose of labor related issues affecting our members. All members are welcome to participation on this Committee.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Reed-Harry at jrharry@pennag.com or 717-651-5920.


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