The Ag Council is comprised of organizations, groups, and businesses that represent a strategic agricultural or related interest in Pennsylvania.

The Penn State Agricultural Council was formed in 1961 as the primary forum for interaction between the College and its industry clientele. It allows members to stay informed and provide feedback on college programs, activities, and opportunities.

The Ag Council includes trade associations for various agricultural industries; commodity promotion groups and cooperatives; agriculturally-oriented media; organizations that provide products and services to the agribusiness community; government-related organizations with agricultural interests; and more general interests groups.  All membership applications are approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Each member organization appoints a delegate to the Council, who attends biannual Delegate Meetings and is eligible for consideration as a nominee to the Council's 12-person Board of Directors, which governs the full Council.

Become a Member

Application for membership to the Penn State Agricultural Council.

Board, Members, and Committees

Board of Directors, member companies and organizations, and committees of the Penn State Ag Council.

Leadership Awards

The Penn State Agricultural Council leadership awards honor outstanding leaders in the agricultural community in Pennsylvania. Excellence in three categories is recognized: Leadership Award, Youth Leadership Award, and Leadership in Action Award.

College Relations Office


229 Ag Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802