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Pennsylvania Agriculture Breakfast Briefing
October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry yields an impressive $135.7 billion annual economic impact and employs nearly 580,000 Pennsylvanians. With over 1,700 operating farms in Chester County alone, Southeast PA’s rich agricultural heritage is a significant contributor to the commonwealth’s ag assets.
Join us for a breakfast briefing to discuss the economic impact of agriculture, and the industry’s future in the Keystone state. Team Pennsylvania will present findings of the “PA Agriculture: A Look at the Economic Impact and Future Trends” report alongside private-sector members of the PA Ag Advisory Board, who will discuss their involvement in advancing the industry towards the report’s 6 strategic recommendations.
Agriculture’s landscape is evolving, yet it remains a strong economic development opportunity in the commonwealth. We welcome you to join the conversation for Chester County!
Breakfast and Networking from 7:30am to 8:00am
Program from 8:00am to 9:00am
Michael Smith – Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Executive Deputy Secretary
Kelly Kundratic – Manager of Agriculture Policy & Programs, Team Pennsylvania
Gale Ferranto – President of Buona Foods, Inc
Scott Hauseman – Senior Vice President, Agriculture Financial Services, Fulton Bank
Gary Smith – President and CEO, Chester County Economic Development Council