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Annual agricultural meeting to be held Jan. 27 in Pa.

January 16, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Association and Franklin County Conservation District will hold the second annual joint meeting Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at Solomon’s Lutheran Church in Chambersburg. This year¿s speaker will be Trevor Hoff, who lives in Carroll County, Md. He is 19 years old and a sophomore at Carroll Community College, where his is studying agriculture business and political science. Hoff lives on a farm where his family grows crops and raises black Angus beef cattle and pigs. The farm has been in his family for more than 200 years. To start paying for college, he started Local Homestead Products LLC, which sells five types of beef jerky at shows and on his website at www.localhomesteadproducts.com. Hoff was run over by a tractor while feeding cattle on his family¿s farm in July 2006. With more than seven plates and 37 screws in his face, Hoff is the National Youth Spokesperson for Farm Safety 4 Kids and speaks about the importance of farm safety and also about his tractor accident.Tickets for the annual meeting cost $12.50 for adults and $6 for those ages 5 to 11. Doors at the church, at 4856 Wayne Road, will open at 6:15 p.m. for snacks and fellowship. At 7 p.m., a chicken and ham loaf dinner will be served buffet style. For tickets or additional information, call the Cooperative Extension Office at 717-263-9226 or the district office at 717-264-5499. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Jan. 20.

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