Legislative/VIP Breakfast  Ag Week Kick-Off Event

Legislative/VIP Breakfast Ag Week Kick-Off Event

Legislative/VIP Breakfast

Ag Week Kick-Off Event

Real Life Ag Economic Development Projects
Economic Development Research Results Unveiled

Monday, October 10, 2016 7:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
Clipper Stadium   2nd Floor Suite
650 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA

7:30 AM           Welcome and Introductory Comments

  • Lisa Graybeal, Ag Council Chair

  • Secretary Russell Redding


7:35-7:45         Full Breakfast served


7:45- 8:15        Overview of 3 current projects directly related to agricultural economic development

  • Perdue AgriBusiness, LLC—Richard Cole, Director of PA Origination

  • Oregon Dairy Expansion (invited)

  • Economic Development Company Project


8:15-8:40         Summarizing Ag Economic Development Research Progress and Outlining Next Steps in the Process

  • Scott Sheely, Special Assistant for Workforce Development at PA Dept. of Agriculture                        * Mike Peachey, Partner, Acuity Advisors and CPAs


8:40- 9:00        Strategic Efforts and Future Plans of the Lancaster County Ag Council

  • Executive Committee, Lancaster County Ag Council


9:00- 9:20        Input from legislators of current ag-related issues and legislation needing support or attention

  • Rep. Zimmerman will provide some thoughts

  • Other legislators will be given time to share input


9:20- 9:30        General Q&A and wrap up

*Secretary Redding and Ag Council reps will provide wrap up comments and call

attention to the opportunities during the remainder of Ag Week


9:30 AM          Adjournment

RSVP:    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Please RSVP to Shelly Dehoff at 717-880-0848 or shellydehoff@lancasterconservation.org by Wednesday, October 5th.

The Breakfast Is Sponsored By:









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