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Director, Market Development

Laura England

Laura England was appointed Director of the Bureau of Market Development in September 2016. England has more than 30 years of experience in agricultural marketing and communications. She previously served as vice president of strategic communications for Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, where she worked for 16 years. Prior to that, she was public relations manager for Land O’Lakes Eastern Operations (formerly Atlantic Dairy Cooperative) for 15 years. She began her communications career as a reporter for Lancaster Farming newspaper.

England received her bachelor’s degree in general agriculture, with an emphasis in journalism, from Penn State University. She earned a master of business administration from La Salle University and completed a post-master’s certificate in food marketing from Saint Joseph’s University. She also completed a certificate in social media marketing from Notre Dame University.

England grew up in Williamsburg, Blair County, where her extended family owns and operates Penn-England Farms, LLC. She divides her time between her home in North Wales, Montgomery County, and a temporary residence in the Harrisburg area.