The Pennsylvania Farm Show isn’t just a great way to connect with our state’s agriculture industry, it provides us with a great opportunity to celebrate those who help others.
At Williams, we did just that on Jan. 10 during the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Public Officials Day luncheon. We were honored to attend this event with Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH), a nonprofit organization that coordinates hunters’ deer harvests with meat processors to distribute venison to food banks.
It’s a worthwhile cause that we’re proud to support. HSH, now in its 27th season, donated more than 120,000 pounds of venison last year to more than 5,000 local food banks, missions, homeless shelters and other providers. HSH Executive Director John Plowman said during the event the organization is on track to have another bountiful year.
Public Officials Day at the Farm Show serves as a reunion for HSH supporters and friends, allowing all of us to discuss and exchange ideas, and learn about the program’s successes. This year’s luncheon had a record turnout, with members of the natural gas industry, the HSH board of directors and statewide business and government leaders coming together.
We love giving back, and we enjoy working with our friends in the agricultural sector, an important component of our state’s economy. How important? During the luncheon, a new economic impact study of agriculture was release that found the industry has a $135.7 annual impact in Pennsylvania.
This year’s Public Officials Day luncheon was a tremendous success, and we’re proud to support Pennsylvania agriculture and great charitable causes.