Board Looks to the Future

The PYFA Board took a hard look at the future of the organization, spending a day in a strategic planning session

working to reflect on and evaluate its mission, goals and objectives. Dr.Lisa Holden, professor in Penn State′s

Department of Dairy and Animal Science, facilitated the thorough, thought−provoking discussion by 18 PYFA leaders.
Participants agreed to propose a change in PYFA′s current mission to: The Mission of the Pennsylvania Young

Farmers Association is to educate and promote the agricultural industry. The proposed change will be discussed

further at the October Board meeting and brought before the delegates for consideration at the winter conference in February.
Those in attendance also considered the relevance of the stated goals and objectives and worked to make them

more consistent with the mission and more reflective of the current realities in the agricultural community.
The Board seeks input from every member. Your thoughts are important and are welcomed. Please feel free to

contact President Bob Corman at 814-364-9855, or Executive Secretary Betsy Huber, 484-459-1957,

email Or contact your regional vice−president.
The Board is committed to revitalizing PYFA, expanding to reach out to new members and working together

with other leaders in the agricultural community. Your involvement in making PYFA leaders in your communities

and in the Commonwealth is vital − and valued. Please let us hear from you.