Pennsylvania Farmers Union is committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers.


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Pennsylvania Farmers Union is committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers.
PAFU was founded in 1982 to advocate for family farmers.

PAFU members drive policy positions. Our members engage elected officials and public agencies, and press them to implement and enforce laws and regulations that will strengthen agriculture. Legislators from our Commonwealth look to PFU when deciding how to vote on policies that will have an impact on important agricultural issues.


    Pennsylvania farmers leverage resources from public agencies to develop sustainable practices that protect their long-term viability. PFU educates legislators about how small investments in our region can have a significant impact on our food, the environment and our economy.


    Our Commonwealth is rich with natural resources and beauty. PFU advocates for policies that preserves our landscape while enhancing our economic well-being.


    By promoting co-operative educational and business enterprises, PFU works to ensure that our children will live in a state that can feed and fuel itself.


    Our farmers rely on sales directly to consumers and local food producers. PFU fights to protect the economic viability of small-scale growers and producers.


Our board of directors goes to work every day to protect the interests of family farmers in Pennsylvania
Heidi Secord
Interim President
Heidi owns and operates the 48-acre Josie Porter Farm (JPF) with her husband Gary Bloss in Northeastern PA in Monroe County. The Farm’s mission is to connect people to the earth through agriculture, education and community.
Kim and his wife Dianne farm in Ligonier and raise beef on grass. They, along with their partner Ridgway Shinn, own the Rotokawa Cattle Company a herd of registered Devon cattle from which they sell bulls and semen. He has been actively and sustainably farming for more than 20 years.
Veterans Liaison
Trained by the United States Marine Corps as a satellite communications operator, Dennis found a perfect fit in the innovative field of vertical farming. He returned to his roots in Bucks County after a tour in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004-2005. In 2012 he started VEG-E Systems, an indoor hydroponic farm.

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