HARRISBURG, Pa. — PennAg Industries Association will hold its 133rd annual meeting March 24 at the Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center.
The event will conclude with the annual PennAg Spring Banquet, with a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and entertainment at 7 p.m.
The event will include the viewing and panel discussion of Food, Inc., keynote speaker Charlie Arnot, a silent auction to benefit the PennAg Scholarship Fund, and will conclude with the humor of comedian Damian Mason, presenting ‘Humor for the Heart of Agriculture.’
The keynote speaker for the event is Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity and president of CMA Group, a leader in issues management, public relations, strategic facilitation and marketing communications, specializing in food and agriculture. Arnot will serve on the discussion panel during the showing of Food, Inc., and then will take the challenges presented in the movie to provide sources of opportunity for the agriculture community.
Panelists who will discuss Food, Inc. include: Charlie Arnot; Kay Johnson, Executive Vice President of Animal Ag Alliance; Kimberly Morin O’Brien, State & Local Government Affairs for Monsanto; and Brian Snyder, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA).
Discussion will be moderated by PennAg Executive Vice President, Christian Herr.
Charlie Gerow, CEO of Quantum Communications, will provide the group with a message during the Political Action Committee luncheon. Gerow, a former aide to President Ronald Reagan, is a nationally recognized leader in strategic communications.
Annual meeting registration is $125 for non-PennAg members and may be purchased by contacting PennAg Industries Association at 717-651-5920 or visiting www.pennag.com.