George Greig, a farmer and ag leader from Linesville, Pa., was nominated yesterday by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett as Pennsylvania's next Secretary of Agriculture. The Crawford County farmer "is an experienced farmer, businessman and leader," Corbett says. "His record of success and service makes him an ideal choice."
Greig owns and operates a 650-acre dairy farm in partnership with his brother. He also owns the Dogwood Valley Recreation Center, a hunting lodge and bed and breakfast.
He and wife Christine have six children. He was awarded the Crawford County Conservation Farmer of the Year Award in 2000 and was the Republican district leader for Crawford County.
Greig, has held many positions within the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, where he has served on 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 has also served on the USDA Farm Service Agency state committee, the Crawford County Conservation District, and the Great Lakes Regional Water Board.