Farm Focus

Rural Health

Darrin Youker talks with Lisa Davis, Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health about the difficulties of delivering healthcare to rural areas, and how farmers can help create healthy communities.

Economy, Agriculture, and COVID

Director of Federal Government Affairs Kristina Watson talks with economists John Newton and Michael Nepveux of AFBF about the effect this year has had on the ag economy, and what comes next in 2021.

Talking Turkey

What does it take to produce your Thanksgiving turkey? PFB's Darrin Youker talks with Pennsylvania turkey farmer Craig Pallman about growing fresh market birds during the busiest time of the year.

Spotted Lanternfly

We talk with Heather Leach from the department of entomology at Penn State about the spotted lanternfly infestation that's spreading across Pennsylvania, and what it means for farmers.

Conservation - Part 2

PFB's Darrin Youker talks with Dean Jackson, farmer and winner of the 2019 Leopold Conservation Award about the importance of good conservation practices on farms in Pennsylvania.

Conservation - Part 1

PFB's Darrin Youker talks with Juniata County farmer and PFB board member Dave Graybill about conservation efforts in Pennsylvania and some of the boards that Dave has served on.

Policy Development Time!

PFB's own Darrin Youker and Joe Montenegro discuss the importance of Farm Bureau's policy development process and why members should participate in this truly grassroots activity.

Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan

PFB's Co-Director of Communications Bill Zeiders chats with PA Game Commission's Chronic Wasting Disease Biologist Andrea Korman and CWD Communications Coordinator Bob Frye about the new CWD Response Plan and what it means for farmers and landowners.

Rural Broadband, Part 2

In part 2 of the series on rural broadband connectivity, Darrin Youker talks with Sascha Meinrath, the Palmer Chair in Telecommunications at Penn State University about the hurdles facing widespread broadband access in rural areas.

Rural Broadband, Part 1

Darrin Youker, PFB's Director of State Government Affairs talks with Thomas Beresnyak, Penn State Extension's Client Relationship Manager for southwest Pennsylvania, about some of the tools available right now for mapping where rural areas are lacking in broadband connectivity.

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