Central The Central Pennsylvania region provides fertile ground for the food processing industry. Additionally, our close proximity to the majority of the nation’s population and seaports makes Central PA a smart choice for food manufacturing. Other successful companies such as Kellogg’s, Frito-Lay, Del Monte, Conagra, Furmano Foods and Asher’s Chocolates have found a dependable workforce and a supportive community. Central Pennsylvania has many sources of organic goods as well as support for sustainable practices.
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
Packers and Packagers, Hand
Food Processing Employers in the Focus Central Pennsylvania Region
Region: Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Countries
Related Support Links
- Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences – for information on research and educational programs.
- Penn State Sustainable Agriculture– for information on activities in the Central PA region in sustainable agriculture.
Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture – Sustainable and organic Farms and other information regarding sustainable farming. PASA works to increase the number of farms and the economic viability of existing farms in Pennsylvania through farm-based educational programs, organizing an annual conference, publishing a quarterly newsletter, networking to build markets for local and sustainably produced food, providing educational programs and opportunities for new farmers, and providing information and education on farmer-developed value-added products.
- Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture – contains statewide agriculture information and programs, including maps, advertising, and over 3000 agricultural business listings.
- Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Product Development – provides assistance with product promotion worldwide.