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Three Receive PVGA Scholarships

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association is pleased to able to offer two Rudolph Grob Memorial Scholarships each year students pursuing higher education.  This year three scholarships were given as follows: Clayton Harner, Penn State University, $1,500 Clayton is the son of Chris Harner and Tarrah Geszvain of State College.  He is a freshman at Penn [...][...]

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Wyatt Schriver Receives PVGA Young Grower Award

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association is pleased to award its 2021 Young Grower Award to Wyatt Schriver.   The Young Grower Award is given to recognize PVGA members who are 35 years old or younger, who have been successfully growing vegetables, potatoes or berries for less than five years and who have contributed to advancing or promoting [...][...]

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Kathy Demchak Given PVGA Life Membership

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association is pleased to present a Life Membership to Kathleen Demchak.   Life Membership is an honor given by the Board of Directors to persons who have a longstanding record of service and dedication to the Association.   In 2013, Kathy received the PVGA Annual Award for her service to Pennsylvania growers.  She [...][...]

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PVGA Annual Award Given to Steven Bogash

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association is pleased to give its 2021 Annual Award and a Life Membership to Steven Bogash.  The Annual Award recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding level of service and dedication to the Association and/or the vegetable, potato or berry growers of Pennsylvania.  Steve easily meets those qualifications. Steve received [...][...]

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Shelby Fleischer Receives 2020 Annual Award

(left to right) Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, PVGA President Jonathan Strite, Dr. Shelby Fleischer, and Penn State Director of Extension Dr. Brent Hales. Each year the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association gives its Annual Award to an individual who has a long-standing record of service and dedication to the vegetable, potato and/or berry industry or [...][...]

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PVGA Annual Meeting is Jan. 29

The Annual Meeting of the General Membership of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association will be held on Wednesday, January 29, at 11:30 a.m. in the Crystal Room of the Hershey Lodge in Hershey.  All members are asked to attend the meeting. Traditionally, the Annual Meeting had included the election of members of the Board of [...][...]

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Special Membership Meeting Set for July 30

The Board of Directors has authorized a special meeting of the general membership of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association to be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, by telephone conference call at 8:00 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to consider Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation for the Association.  To participate in the [...][...]

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PVGA Loses Life Member Jack Grace

Jonathan “Jack” Grace, a PVGA Life Member, passed away on May 17 at the age of 82 after a five-year battle with cancer.  A native and life-long resident of Grove City, he and his family operated Graceland Farm Market in Grove City offering fresh fruits and vegetables as well as greenhouse ornamentals.  The Market also [...][...]

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Five PVGA Scholarships Available in 2019

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association is pleased to able to offer two Rudolph Grob Memorial Scholarships each year to a child or grandchild of a PVGA member who is pursuing higher education with the goal of working in production agriculture.  For 2019, five scholarships will be available since only one scholarship was awarded in 2017 [...][...]

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PVGA Members Elect Directors, Re-Adopt Bylaws and Adopt Policies

The PVGA Board of Directors (left to right – front row) Rita Resick (2nd Vice President), Tina Forry, Amy Metrick, Brian Campbell (1st Vice Presdient), and Jeff Stoltzfus.  (back row) Rob Amsterdam, Bill Reynolds (Secretary-Treasurer), Peter Flynn, Art King, Jon Strite (President), Chris Harner, Ken Martin, Boots Hetherington, and Mike Orzolek.  Not pictured:  Dave Miller [...][...]

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