Agriculture Advisory Committee


Cumberland Valley

Agriculture Advisory Committee


Committed to Excellence in Agriculture Comitted to Excellence in Agriculture Education and FFA at Cumberland Valley High School!

Next Meeting: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 5:00 pm


Thank you for serving as an Agricuture Advisory Boad Member for Cumberland Valley Agriculture Education and FFA. Not a member? E-mail Darla Romberger ([email protected]) to find out if there are openings available to serve on the committee. Membership and Appointment

You didn't have to wear the "blue jacket" to serve on the Ag Advisory Committee! Whether or not you were an FFA member you can serve the Agriculture Education Department and FFA at Cumberland Valley. In return, you will be a part of a committee that prides itself in helping make Agriculture Education and FFA students' lives better.

Purpose of an Agriculture Advisory Committee

The main purpose of an Agriculture Advisory Committee is to strengthen the Agriculture Education Program and FFA by making recommendations for program improvement and providing technical assistance to assure the most up-to-date curriculum content and appropriate applications of technology.

Agriculture Advisory Committees are a vital link between Agriculture Education and FFA and business and industry. Administrators and the the Agriculture Instructor & FFA Advisor recognize the value of community participation in the discussion of Agriculture Education and FFA issues. Ag Advisory Committees assist in assuring the relevance of the Agriculture Education Program and FFA to the community and increase public awareness of the program. Committee members representing business, industry, labor and general public bring a unique perspective to education and training programs. They provide a viewpoint which is invaluable to the Agriculture Education Program and FFA.

It must be emphasized that Ag Advisory Committees serve in an advisory capacity only. They do not have administrative or governing authority. Nevertheless, their work is important to the effective operation of the Agriculture Education Program and FFA. Programs that have a close association and function in cooperation with an advisory committee are usually more successful than those which do not have such an association.

Specific Charge of the Agriculture Advisory Committee

The Agriculture Advisory Committee at Cumberland Valley shall advise the School Board, Administration and Staff on curriculum, equipment, instructional materials, safety requirements, program evaluation, and other related matters, and to verify that the Agriculture Education Program and FFA is meeting industry standards.

2016-17 Advisory Board Members

Member Name Role In Community - Industry Represented
Representative Stephen Bloom Pennsylvania State Representative of the 199th District
Mr. Ryan Brown Brown's Lawncare - Horticulture Industry
Mr. Mike Floreck CV Science Department Supervisor
Mr. Tracy Gleim Hayman Farms - Crop and Beef Production
Mr. Tom Griffie Cumberland Valley School Board Member
Mrs. Nancy Konhaus Griffie Silver Spring Township Supervisor
Dr. Michael Jones CVHS 11th Grade Principal
Mrs. Wendy Martin Elizabethtown College - Post-Secondary Educator
Mr. Gary Quigley Assistant Superintendent for Cumberland Valley School District
Mrs. Stephanie Roscinski Center for Dairy Excellence Communications Manager
Mrs. Marian "Boots Souder Souder's Feed & Grain - Production Agriculture
Ms. Carleen Vorisek Former Agriculture Teacher 
Ms. Killiann George 2016-17 Cumberland Valley FFA President
Ms. Darla Romberger CV Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor
Mrs. Jessica Weyer CV Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor


The mission of the Agriculture Advisory Committee is to secure the promise of FFA and agricultural education by creating an environment where people and communities can develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.


We value the integral nature of FFA and agricultural education.
We value agriculture as an essential part of society.
We value diversity in serving all populations.
We value the impact of a teacher on a student's life
We value the impact and involvement of parents/guardians and communities on a student's life.
We value the community's support of agricultural education teachers and programs. 

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