Aug. 14, 2018

WHAT: The House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), will hold a joint informational meeting to discuss issues facing the state’s agriculture industry.

WHO: Causer, Vogel and members of the committees, as well as the following presenters: Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding; Dr. Richard Roush, dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences; and a panel discussion featuring Hannah Smith-Brubaker, executive director, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture; Rick Ebert, president, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; Christian Herr, executive vice president, PennAg Industries; and Wayne Campbell, president, Pennsylvania State Grange.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Russell E. Larson Ag Research Center, 2710 West Pine Grove Road, Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865. The meeting will be held in the theater at the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building.

WEB STREAMING: Barring technical difficulties, the meeting will be streamed live at Complete footage of the hearing will be posted by Thursday afternoon, also at

Media contact: Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846 or 717.649.4689,