SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Somerset County cattleman Scott Rhoads was elected president at the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association’s recent reorganization board meeting in State College, succeeding Steve Reichard of Clarion County.
Rhoads operates a 200-head beef operation and grows grains and hay on 1,500 acres in partnership with his father. He recently received honors during Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Hershey, placing first in the discussion meet. He was the former secretary for the organization.
“The cattle industry is full of hardworking farmers and ranchers, and it will be a true honor to lead them since being elected their president.” Rhoads said.
Completing the executive leadership team for 2013 is George McQuiston of Harrisville as vice president, John Scott Port of Clarion as secretary, Cheryl Fairbairn of Coatesville as treasurer, Wade Vonada of Mill Hall as at-large leader and Reichard as past president. The team will lead the 29-member board.