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Westmoreland

Derry Township farmer joins ag organization's state board

Jeff Himler
| Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, 3:39 p.m.
Gretchen Winklosky
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Gretchen Winklosky

Derry Township farmer Gretchen Winklosky has been elected to the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s state board of directors.

Winklosky, who grew up on a large dairy farm, owns a small grain and hog farm with her husband. She has served as president of the Westmoreland County Farm Bureau and is involved with the FFA , chairing an occupational advisory board that helps provide funding to include agricultural studies in schools.

”I’m interested in working with county Farm Bureaus and farmers in general to help them thrive, even though some are facing difficult financial times,” Winklosky said in a statement. “I also have a passion for educating people about agriculture, so the public understands where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture.”

Winklosky will represent farmers in District 16 — which includes Westmoreland, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties — on the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau board. She was nominated by caucuses from those counties and was approved by bureau delegates voting during the state organization’s recent annual meeting in Hershey.

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization with about 62,000 members.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, jhimler@tribweb.com or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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