Farmers Breakfast Set for Sept. 27

My annual farmers breakfast will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Gathering Place in Mount Joy. All local farmers and residents working in ag-related businesses are welcome to attend.

I’m so pleased that our keynote speaker for the event will be the Hon. Sam Hayes, secretary of Agriculture under Gov. Tom Ridge and longtime state representative and legislative leader. Hayes has served on numerous boards and has chaired the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Board, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Commission, the State Conservation Commission, and Pennsylvania Animal Health Commission, the Pennsylvania FFA Foundation and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at the Pennsylvania State University.

I’m pleased to co-host the event this year with Sen. Ryan Aument (R-West Hempfield) and Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal).

There is no cost to attend, but we do need you to RSVP no later than Sept. 21. You can do so online at or by calling my Manheim office at 717-664-4979.