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Ag Development Council
Mercer County Agricultural Development Council was formed on December 5, 1983 to promote agricultural development and rural conservation in Mercer County. The members of this council are appointed by the County Commissioners. The council meets monthly to discuss important issues and topics of recent developments of agriculture in Mercer County. The council strives to enhance economic development of the agricultural industry by promoting agriculture in a positive and visible manner and informing the citizens of how important agriculture is to the county.

Current Members of the Council

Chairperson:  John CourtneyFrank Curl
Vice Chairperson:  Judith LigoDale Rains
Secretary/Treasurer:  Nancy McDowellTerry Shearer
Commissioner Scott BoydEric Watson
John NorthPenn State Extension Liaison: Dr. Ginger Fenton
Silas Paxton 

  • Agricultural Promotion and Sponsorships
  • Mercer County Ag Brunch on the Farm
  • Mercer County Dairy Promotion Committee
  • Tri-State Tillage Conference
  • Northwest PA 4-H District Dairy Committee
  • Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab
  • Mercer County Agricultural Resource Directory

The Agricultural Development Council meets the second Wednesday of each month.

For more information about the Agricultural Development Council please contact the Penn State Extension - Mercer County office at (724) 662-3141 or email
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