News for Immediate Release
Aug. 15, 2014
Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George Greig today announced that a
relocated regional Department of Agriculture office will provide better service
to the department’s constituents, while saving taxpayer dollars.
department’s Region 5 office was recently moved across Blair County from
downtown Altoona to 403 E. Christiana St., Martinsburg.
department provides protection to consumers, farmers and other agribusinesses
through regulatory inspections,” Greig said.
new Martinsburg location will give our field staff easier access to our
regional office as they inspect operations in Morrisons Cove and other rich
farming areas of central Pennsylvania. The move was carefully considered and
will improve the services provided by our department.”
much of the department’s work is coordinated through its Harrisburg
headquarters, agronomic and plant inspectors, dog wardens, food sanitarians,
regional veterinarians and weights and measures inspectors are based out of
seven regional offices.
staff in Region 5 serve Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton,
Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin and Somerset counties.
more information on the Region 5 office, visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us and
click “Contact” or call 814-793-1849.
Media contact: Will Nichols, 717-787-5085