Delegates of National Grange recently elected their national officers. Of note among them is Betsy Huber, the first woman to be elected president of the organization.
Begun in 1867, Grange is noted as America’s number one rural family advocates. Huber has been serving as a member of the Board of Directors as chairperson since 2007. Her new position will require working with the staff to promote Grange policies in D.C. and overseeing the daily running of the program.
Ms. Huber is currently employed by the Pennsylvania State Grange as the Government Relations Director where she works to advance the policies of the Grange within the PA State Legislature. She is a member of Chester-Delaware County Pomona Grange #3 and Goshen Grange #121. Betsy started her Grange involvement at a very young age as a member of the Juvenile (now known as Junior) Grange. She has held numerous positions with her local Grange and with the Pennsylvania State Grange, including serving eight years as President, the first woman to hold that position.
She is also the executive secretary for the Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association. She has also held various positions in the agricultural community that include serving on the boards of the PA State Council of Farm Organizations (President 2011-12), the Governor’s Census 2010 Advisory Panel, the PA Department of Agriculture Fertilizer Advisory Committee, the PA Department of Environmental Protection Ag Advisory Board (Chair 2007), and PA Farm Link. She was employed as district aide to State Representative Arthur D. Hershey from 1992-2002.
Huber represents nearly 880,000 Grange members in 41 states.