Long Island Farm Bureau invites you to celebrate with us as we honor Joseph Gergela. After 26 years of agricultural advocacy on Long Island, Joe will be retiring. All are welcome to wish him well in his new endeavors on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 6pm - 10pm at Duck Walk North, 44535 Main Road, Southold, New York. Download the invitation here with the reply card here or purchase tickets online here.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: LONG ISLAND FARM BUREAU, POLICY DIRECTOR
The position of Policy Director for the Long Island Farm Bureau has officially be posted: Job Description and requirement
LONG ISLAND FARM BUREAU RE-ELECTS BOARD MEMBERS AT COUNTY ANNUAL MEETING
(left to right) Walter Gravagna, John Condzella, Mark Van Bourgondien, Carol Saporito, Matt Pendleton, Karen Rivara, Bob Nolan and Karl Novak.
Long Island Farm Bureau recently held their county annual meeting to discuss and adopt resolutions affecting Long Island agriculture. The resolutions covered topics in aquaculture and the cultivation of seaweed, solar and wind energy usage on private property, licensing exemptions for craft distilleries, and estate tax exemptions.
In addition, the following slate of directors renewed their position on the board: Karen Rivara, Karl Novak, John Condzella, Matt Pendleton, Robert Nolan, Kristina Reedy, Mark Van Bourgondien, Alex Balsam, Kirk Weiss Jr.. While Karen Rivara continues her role as President of the Long Island Farm Bureau, Karl Novak, a nurseryman from Laurel, will take the Vice President position.
Continuing on the board with unexpired terms are Bill Brauninger, Holly Browder, Kareem Massoud, Pete Meyer, Carol Saporito, Denise Speizio, Richard Stabile, TJ Star and James Waters. Retiring from the Board of Directors this year is Lyle Wells. We'd like to thank him for his years of service in leadership at Farm Bureau!