Legislative Committee

Responsible for creating programs to build relationships with the council and legislators and provide budget advocacy for the college. Responsibilities also include administration of the Ag Action Network as well as other legislative initiatives.

  • Chair, Darrin Youker
  • Vice Chair, Caleb Wright
  • Matt Ehrhart
  • Gregg Robertson
  • Joel Rotz
  • Jim Shirk
  • Tim Wentz
  • Eugene Wingert
  • Kurt Fuchs

Program Committee

Responsible for increasing the value of attending council events for both members and the college. Responsibilities include developing ways to continually promote partnerships with members, faculty, extension, researchers, and administration, as well as planning for the spring and fall member meetings, Dean's Industry Tours, Unit Leader Luncheons, and working with the Legislative Committee on the Summer Research Tour.

  • Chair, Carrie Bomgardner
  • Vice-Chair, Mark Wach
  • Greg Kirkham
  • Wayne Martenas
  • Ken Martin
  • Jennifer Reed-Harry
  • Gregg Robertson
  • Audrey Gay Rodgers
  • Eric Rosenbaum
  • Marlene Stauffer
  • Jim Valent

College Strategic Planning Committee

Responsible for providing guidance in implementing the strategic priorities identified in the college strategic plan and providing input regarding how the college can build on these areas of innovation to best meet the needs of the agricultural industry. The committee is responsible for developing and implementing methods for the collection of industry input to assist the college with strategic planning and ensure the relevancy of education, research, and extension.

  • Chair, Jim Shirk
  • Vice Chair, Matt Ehrhart
  • Dan Eichenlaub
  • Wayne Martenas
  • Gregg Robertson

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee of current Board members to prepare a slate of candidates for positions as Officers, to be elected by the Board of Directors. Committee will be expanded to include a non-board member to prepare a slate of candidates for positions on the Board of Directors to be elected by the Council membership in October.

  • Chair, Wayne Martenas
  • Dave Smith
  • Eugene Wingert

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University Park, PA 16802