Ag Industry To Golf The Day Before Penn State's Ag Progress Days Expo

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Centre County Farm Bureau Organizes Tournament To Benefit Ag Education

Centre County Farm Bureau announces the “Drive for the Future of Agriculture” golf tournament to be held on Monday, August 11, 2014, just before Penn State's Ag Progress Days opens.

Proceeds from this first annual tournament will benefit Penn State Collegiate Farm Bureau* and the PA Friends of Ag Foundation**.

Tournament Chair Abe Harpster of Evergreen Farms states: “Farming today increasingly demands the skills that a formal agricultural education provides. This tournament will help offer that opportunity through college level scholarships and, at the elementary and middle school level, fund the Ag Lab program that educates younger students about the food they eat. That is an investment for the future which is a win-win for farmer and consumer alike.”

Centre County Farm Bureau President Dan Kniffen: “Abe Harpster is not only a very successful farmer but an excellent advocate for the role of agricultural education. It’s exciting to have him as our event chair!”

The tournament will be a four-person scramble format with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Fees are $100 per person and include lunch and dinner along with 18 holes of golf on the beautiful Mountain View Country Club course (100 Elks Club Rd., Boalsburg, PA 16827), only a few miles away from the Ag Progress Days expo grounds outside State College.

Registration for the “Drive for the Future of Ag” tournament is now open, download an event brochure at Make plans to arrive at Ag Progress Days early this August. You could be the lucky golfer who hits a hole-in-one and wins a new Chevrolet pickup truck!

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Centre County Farm Bureau tournament coordinator Andy Bater at GOLF(at) or 814-446-2253.

  • Centre County Farm Bureau gratefully acknowledges event marketing assistance provided by Penn State Collegiate Farm Bureau as well as the ongoing support of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. Collegiate Farm Bureau members, along with the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, collaborate to increase awareness of agriculture at The Pennsylvania State University and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization with a volunteer membership of more than 58,300 farm and rural families, representing farms of every size and commodity across Pennsylvania.

** The PA Friends of Ag Foundation’s mission is the preservation and promotion of agriculture – the largest of the Commonwealth’s industries.

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