On August 19th, the Foundation collaborated with Pennsylvania Farmer Ambassador, Luke Brubaker, to host a second State Policy Dialogue and farm tour event at Brubaker Farms in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. The policy event featured Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA, 15th District); Bob Sousa, State Director of Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA); Dr. Rick Roush, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University; Rick Ebert, President of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; and Tim Kurt, Scientific Program Director at the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). The Brubaker family showcased a number of energy-efficient practices utilized on the dairy, including solar panels and an innovative methane digester that converts cow manure into electricity for the local community. As a result of this policy event and farm tour, Congressman Thompson has taken a strong, supportive position with the Foundation’s work and mission, committing to be keynote speaker in spring 2021’s installment of the Foundation’s Speaker Series.
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