CAMP HILL, Pa. — Cambria County beef and crop farmer Tommy Nagle was elected as the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) by the state board of directors on Wednesday after the position was vacated by Chris Hoffman, who is now serving as PFB President.
“I’m looking forward to working very closely with PFB President Hoffman and his visions for Farm Bureau as far as uniting members and expanding our membership base,” Nagle said. “I’m also looking forward to looking for some different avenues to inform our consumers.”
Nagle has been heavily involved with Farm Bureau for more than a decade, serving as a member of PFB’s state board of directors, representing District 12, which consists of Cambria, Clearfield and Indiana counties for the last three years.
In 2013, Nagle and his wife Tracey won PFB’s Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award. Nagle raises beef cattle and grows crops on his family farm in Patton, Cambria County.
As Vice President, Nagle is responsible for chairing PFB’s policy development process, where farmers recommend solutions to benefit agriculture and rural communities. Nagle held numerous positions on the Cambria County Farm Bureau Board of Directors since 2011, including time as president, vice president, policy development chair, and Young Ag Professionals chair.
“I’m excited that Tommy was elected as the Vice President,” PFB President Chris Hoffman said. “I’m looking forward to working with him as we look to advance Farm Bureau policy and as we work together to create positive things for our members. Tommy brings a lot of knowledge from many different sectors of agriculture to the Vice Presidency. Together we will make a great team.”
–David Varner, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau