Agriculture in The Valley

NORTHUMBERLAND- Organic food…or not, was the question at a regional chamber of commerce meeting Friday. The Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel discussion agriculture, comparing and contrasting organic, natural and conventional styles of farming.

Jim Adams, President and CEO of Wenger Feeds, said conventional is the typical way food is produced and consistency is an important benefit, “One week versus the next will get the same type of product because we have production systems that are designed to create a consistent product.”

Jeff Schwalm, President and CFO of Kreamer Feeds, said each style of farming helps one another out, “I’ve been in situations where I needed feed to be made and Jim would make it for and vice versa. So we help each other out even though we’re friendly competitors.”

The Mifflinburg Area high school’s Future Farmers of America were also in attendance. The last monthly meeting of the year will Thursday December 12 at 7:30 am at the Hotel Edison. (Lauren Koch)

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