Corbett Names George Greig Secretary Of Agriculture
Gov. Tom Corbett this week announced he intends to nominate George Greig, a farmer and agriculture leader from Linesville, Crawford County, as Secretary of Agriculture.
“George Greig is an experienced farmer, businessman and leader,” Gov. Corbett said. “His record of success and service makes him an ideal choice to lead this important state agency.”
Greig, 59, has held many positions within the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, where he has served as the State Board Director for the past six years. Before that, he served as Crawford County Farm Bureau President for eight years, Crawford County board member for 12 years and has been local affairs chairman and served on the legislative committee.
Greig also owns and operates a 650-acre dairy farm in partnership with his brother in Crawford County. The Greig brothers also produce soybeans and hay.
Greig currently serves as township supervisor in Conneaut Township. Corbett said that Greig has also served on the USDA Farm Service Agency PA State Committee, the Crawford County Conservation District, and the Great Lakes Regional Water Board.
“Pennsylvania Farm Bureau applauds Governor Tom Corbett’s appointment of George Greig to serve as Secretary of Agriculture," said PA Farm Bureau President Carl T. Shaffer. "As a lifelong farmer, George will understand the complex matters of agriculture his first day on the job. As an experienced leader, he will build strong and productive working relationships among all segments of our farm and food industry that will benefit every Pennsylvanian.”
The Department of Agriculture encourages, protects and promotes agriculture and related industries throughout the state while providing consumer protection through inspection services that impact the health and financial security of Pennsylvania's citizens.
Greig and his wife, Christine, have been married for 15 years and have six children.
Gov. Corbett has four remaining major cabinet posts to fill: the departments of Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Labor & Industry and the Adjutant General of Military & Veterans Affairs.
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