11 - 07 - 2013 Local Ag Extension hosts annual banquet with state Ag Sec.
[LS] - Penn State Extension District 13 held its Annual Meeting and Recognition Banquet last night at the Burnham Lions Club & featured State Ag Secretary George Greig. Education has been a main focal point with the Ag Dept. since according to Greig, agriculture is such a driving force in the Commonweal, contributing $67 billion to our economy. Greig told the crowd that "In the past, Penn State and the Department of Agriculture have been re-inventing the wheel." He added that farmland production in PA makes up over 7 million acres with 400,000 acres preserved but more work is needed despite the progress that's been made.