Pennylvania Frontline Agricultural Worker of the Year Award

Pennsylvania Frontline
Agricultural Worker of the Year Award
Nominations deadline is April 12, 2024
Nomination Form
The Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations (PSCFO), with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), will recognize the state’s outstanding frontline agricultural workforce for the first time.
This award recognizes the frontline workers who help produce and process the food that feeds Pennsylvania and beyond.  These workers work tirelessly to help ensure a safe and secure food supply and are the backbone of the state’s agriculture industry.
Selection Criteria
Eligible workers for this award include frontline field and livestock workers, including H-2A and seasonal workers, meat packaging workers, and food processing workers. Nominees should show initiative and determination and positively impact fellow workers and their employer’s daily operations.
Award Details
Awardees will receive statewide recognition from PSCFO and PDA and the opportunity to attend and participate in Ag Progress Days or the annual Farm Show.
The deadline to submit is April 12, 2024
To submit a nomination, please click below:

2023 PSCFO Cornucopia: “A Taste of Pennsylvania”

The Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations is pleased to announce that Cornucopia will be held this year on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Main Rotunda of the Capitol in Harrisburg, PA.
2023 Cornucopia’s “A Taste of Pennsylvania” has always been known as the premier “food” reception because of the participation of our PSCFO members who are hosting it. Agriculture is the number one industry in Pennsylvania, and this evening is designed to give you a taste of Pennsylvania’s best.
PSCFO members, please R.S.V.P.  by calling (717)254-9550 or emailing:


FSMA and Food Safety: Implications for Companies and Lenders



FSMA and Food Safety: Implications for Companies and Lenders

CoBank’s Specialty Crops Center of Excellence is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar on Tuesday, December 6. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has long been a topic of discussion in the food and animal feed industries. Non-compliance with FSMA regulations can lead to significant business impacts for food and feed companies and increased risks to secured lenders. This presentation provides an overview of FSMA regulations and the regulation’s impacts on both companies and lenders.

Featured Speakers:

Breia Schleuss is the Co-Chair of Faegre’s Food and Agribusiness Industry team, comprised of 250 lawyers across the country spanning multiple food and agribusiness verticals. Rachael Dettmann Spiegel advises food and animal feed clients on FSMA compliance and represents companies in litigation resulting from foodborne illness and recalls. Prior to Faegre, Rachael was a member of CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division where she was a senior economist for specialty crops and animal protein sectors

Topics will include:

  • Overview of FSMA Regulations
  • Prevention, Inspection/Compliance and Response (and what these FSMA compliance elements mean for companies and lenders)
  • Recalls and Implications for Companies and Lenders
  • Recall and Business Interruption Insurance
  • Discussions between Companies and Lenders regarding FSMA

Register now for this informative event.

Title: FSMA and Food Safety: Implications for Companies and Lenders
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM MST