The Centre County Farmland Trust re-elected officers for 2014 on February 8th.
Pete Schempf was re-elected President, with Walt Witmer re-elected as Vice President.
George Moellenbrock was re-elected as Secretary and Danan Sharer was re-elected as the treasurer.
The Trust would also like to welcome our newest board member, Dan Guss.
The Annual Meeting of the Centre County Farmland Trust took place on January 14, 2014,
at the Happy Valley Winery, 576 S. Foxpointe Drive, State College, Pa.
The evening started with a wine tasting event of seven selected wines.
The Annual Meeting was called to order by CCFT President Pete Schempf. Three of our
Interim Board members, Dana Hooper, William Heald, and Richard Button were elected
by the CCFT members to serve full terms on the board.
Opening Remarks from Pete Schempf
Pete Schempf then presented CCFT plaques to former CCFT board members and
other volunteers who have aided the Trust in the past few years.
Volunteer awards were given to the Harris Township Lions Club, the Boalsburg
Fire Police, and Tait Farms for their help in the Trust's Summer Solstice events.
Kim Tait Receiving a CCFT Plaque
Former CCFT Board Members Lynn Miller, Bill Keough, Bob Eberhart, Brian Burger, Herb Cole,
Roland Leach, Lynda Powell, Bill Beck, Larry Harpster, Bob Anderson, and Anna Peters were
given plaques in appreciation of their service to the Trust.
Herb Cole Receiving a CCFT Plaque
CCFT plaques were also given to Larry Hutchinson and Norm Lathbury for their service to the Trust.
Larry and Norm with Pete Schempf
Carla Synder, from Penn State Extention,
gave a presentation to the group on Marketing Farm Products and their relationship to land preservation.
Centre County Farmland Trust Newsletter, November 2013