The Center has enlisted a 12-person advisory committee, made up of public and private sector members. Mette, Evans & Woodside attorney, Jennifer Denchak Wetzel, was selected to serve on the advisory committee. This committee is responsible for identifying and building teams of planning facilitators, accountants, financial planners, lenders, marketers, conservation and nutrient management planners, and veterinarians who can provide expertise to the industry.
The 12-person committee is made up of public and private sector members including Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding; Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin; Dr. Richard Roush, Dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences; Dwight Royer, PA Bankers Association; Crystal Standish, Farm Credit Association; Paul Semmel, PA Association of Conservation Districts; Dr. David Wolfgang, Pennsylvania veterinarian; Chris Sigmund, certified in nutrient management plans, TeamAg; Jennifer Denchak Wetzel, esquire at Mette, Evans, & Woodside; Morgan Livingston, Greater Washington County Food Bank farm manager; and a financial planner.
“The Ag Business Development Center will help Pennsylvania’s agribusinesses thrive by providing the resources and supports they will need both now and in the future,” said DCED Secretary Dennis Davin. “Agriculture is a leading industry in our commonwealth with an economic impact that is nearly unrivaled, and it is critical that we ensure its continued strength for generations to come.”