Distinguished Service To Agriculture Award

Farmer and farm radio host Dave Williams, left, receives the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) President Rick Ebert during the PFB 65th Annual Meeting in Hershey, PA. The award is presented to an individual whose dedicated work and service has significantly contributed to the advancement of Pennsylvania agriculture. Besides being the host and owner of the Pennsylvania Farm Country Radio Network, Dave is a vegetable, hay and straw farmer from Honesdale, PA, who served for eight years (2004-2012) on the PFB State Board of Directors. “It is a great honor to receive the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award,” Dave said. Earlier, he was the 2005 recipient of the PFB Distinguished Local Affairs Leader Award. Dave’s radio show is broadcast six days a week on 24 radio stations in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, and he is the Northeast reporter for Rural TV, which is affiliated with RFD-TV.

PFB President Rick Ebert said, “Dave has been a great ambassador for farm families across the state. His radio show is entertaining and informative and keeps listeners up to date on what is happening on the farm and in the industry.” Ebert added, “We appreciate and recognize the vast contributions Dave has made on behalf of farmers and the agricultural community.” Williams led efforts by the Wayne/Pike County Farm Bureau to sponsor and organize public meetings on the Clean and Green program and also served as chairman of a multi-county cooperative group designed to boost opportunities for agriculture businesses and to heighten the awareness of farming’s significant contributions to the economy of Northeast Pennsylvania. Dave responded, “I enjoy being involved with people who all have the common goal of promoting agriculture and ensuring that there is a future for the next generation on the farm.”