Sallie Honored With Prestigious Barnraiser Award

Courtney MeyerAgribusiness

Louis R. Sallie, retired Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Administrative Secretary, has been honored with the Barnraiser Award, becoming only the 14th recipient of PFB’s most prestigious recognition in the organization’s 67-year history. Sallie, who retired this year, was recognized during the PFB’s 67th Annual Meeting. The award recognizes individuals who have spent a lifetime in dedicated leadership to the agricultural community.

As administrative secretary, Sallie ran the day-to-day operations of PFB and was directly responsible for providing timely and critical information to the State Board of Directors. He worked with grassroots members to grow the organization into what it is today and greatly expanded efforts to educate the non-farming public about agriculture. “During his career with Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Lou was a great leader and provided outstanding advice over the years to farmers,” said PFB President Rick Ebert. “He helped me and many other farmers navigate through a variety of complex issues and difficult situations associated with agriculture. Although he was not a farmer, Lou always focused his efforts on working toward outcomes that benefitted farm families.”

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