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Deputy Secretary for Plant Industry and Consumer Protection

Fred Strathmeyer Jr.

Deputy Secretary for Plant Industry and Consumer Protection Fred Strathmeyer Jr. is the co-owner of Strathmeyer Forests Inc. of York, a Christmas tree and nursery operation that grows and sells in both domestic and foreign markets.  A Bloomsburg University political science graduate, he has represented the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau at the state and national levels, and served on multiple agriculture committees and task forces under Governor Ed Rendell.

He will oversee the department’s bureaus of Plant Industry and Ride and Measurement Standards as the deputy secretary for plant industry and consumer protection.  He will also be responsible for the state Horse and Harness Racing Commissions and the Hardwoods Development Council.