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PDA Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Councils

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) values the experience and technical advice provided by the members of its boards, commissions, committees, and councils (AKA, “boards”). These advisory bodies are valued community partners and provide essential guidance on critical topics such as agriculture policies and practices, commodities and marketing, animal health and welfare, and workforce safety and development.

PDA strives to cultivate a balance of expertise and perspective among its boards. To ensure continuity of fair representation, membership positions regularly undergo routine evaluation. Members serve in a voluntary capacity and comprise of a vast array of affiliations such as farmers and farming/rural organizations, academic institutions, environmental organizations, regulated entities, public interest groups, state and federal agencies, and other stakeholders with knowledge and interest in the subject matter of the advisory body.

Explore the dropdown menu below to learn more about PDA’s advisory bodies.


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Fairs, Amusement Rides, and Farm Show

​Horse Racing

Animal Health and Welfare


Agriculture Marketing and Research


Preservation and Conservation


Agriculture Education and Outreach

Workforce Development, Safety, and Nutrition

​Rural Development

Interested in Serving on a Board?

PDA accepts resumes from prospective advisory committee members on a rolling basis. All information will be kept on file and referred to when advisory committee vacancies occur.