Membership

Why should you be a PennAg member?

Advocacy to keep you connected – staff are proactive and vigilant on issues and topics relevant to our membership

Industry insight to keep you current – informed members are prosperous members – communication and dialogue are key to us

Networking opportunities to keep you engaged – training, meetings and events throughout the year allow for continuous engagement among members

Suite of benefits – from health insurance to workers comp and farm/agribusiness insurance to scholarship programs


PennAg recognizes that each agribusiness has a distinct set of needs as unique as their own operation and goals. Our members enjoy regular participation in and support from eight councils and five standing committees with a focus on a specific commodity group or relevant industry concern. These groups function independently, but help bring perspective to collective membership initiatives.

Get involved with PennAg’s councils and committees, created with your agribusiness in mind!

Councils work to promote and protect member interests within specific areas of agriculture. Find out more about each council below:

Agronomic Products

From crop inputs such as lime and fertilizer to the seed you plant – the Agronomic Products and Seed Council focus on issues related to pesticide application to seed tags to 4R’s.

Aquaculture

The Commonwealth is second to Alaska in miles of streams and PA is ranked 4th in trout production.  Issues impacting PA Fish Farmers such as fish health, PA Fish and Boat Commission regulations and licenses to propagate and sell fish are topics tackled by this council.

Feed, Grain, & Allied Industry

Anyone associated with Grain Buying, feed milling and creating balanced rations have a place in the Feed, Grain & Allied Industry Council.  The council explores issues ranging from transportation to grain quality to regulatory training sessions.

Horse

Equine is big in Pennsylvania – from pleasure horse to barrel racing to standardbred and thoroughbred racing.  The Horse Council dives into issues of equine health, horse transport and issues our members never thought they would encounter.

Manure Haulers & Applicators

The proper method of transport and application of the valuable fertilizer resource, known as manure, is at the center of this council.  From issues related to transportation to regulation to continuing education credits, the Manure Haulers & Applicators council is on top of it.

Poultry

Poultry in Pennsylvania is extremely diverse and is growing.  From Layers to Broilers to Ducks to Game Birds, the Poultry Council handles an array of issues.  Poultry health is a top priority, followed by regular communication with USDA, PDA, AHDC and industry stakeholders.

Seed

Swine

There is a mix of swine production in the Commonwealth – from large scale production to pasture pork to show pigs.  The Swine Council is able to help with any issue they face – from township ordinances, to community education to swine health and disease prevention.


Committees focus on issues that Pennsylvania agribusinesses face each day. Find out more about these committees below:

Legislative

The PennAg Legislative Committee is open to all members who have an interest in politics, legislation and regulations.  The Committee meets quarterly to review bills introduced by legislators in Harrisburg and discuss how those bills would impact PennAg members ability to grow and operate in Pennsylvania.

Transportation

Transportation is a core function of PennAg members.  From rail to roads to air and boat -PennAg members all use various methods of transportation.  This committee focuses on what our members need to be successful – from training sessions with Federal DOT or PennDOT to authorization to transport goods during adverse weather.  The transportation committee focuses on keeping ag moving in PA.

Workforce

Trained, skilled, dependable workforce is essential for all businesses.  This committee has 2 areas of focus. One is workers from another country looking for employment in an agriculture field and the second is outreach to youth (4th-12th grade) to make them aware of the numerous, exciting careers in PA Agriculture.


Contact membership@pennag.com to learn more or apply for membership! We can’t wait to hear from you!