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Deputy Secretary for Market and Economic Development

Deputy Secretary Hannah Smith-Brubaker

Deputy Secretary for Market and Economic Development Hannah Smith-Brubaker operates an organic produce and pastured poultry farm in Juniata County.  The farm provides community supported agriculture shares to 250 families on a weekly basis and also touches another 1,500 plates a week through participation in a grower’s cooperative that markets to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore area restaurants.  A Suma Cum Laude graduate of Albright College, Smith-Brubaker has served as president of the Pennsylvania Farmers Union, president of the Keystone Development Center, director with the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, and been active with the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.

She will serve the department as its deputy secretary of market and economic development, overseeing the bureaus of Market Development, Farmland Preservation, Food Distribution and Farm Show.