Charles C. Brosius
Retired President, Marlboro Mushrooms
Charles Brosius is the retired president of Marlboro Mushrooms, a 500-acre Pennsylvania Century Farm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently appointed Mr. Brosius to serve on the National Mushroom Council and his peers on the Council elected him as chairman.
Mr. Brosius received his B.S. in dairy science production from Penn State in 1952. As a student at Penn State, he was a member of the Coaly Society, Alpha Kappa Lambda and Sigma Phi Alpha.
He has been honored with many awards including the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award, American Mushroom Institute Distinguished Service Award, Chester County Commissioners' Agriculture Leadership Award and Pennsylvania Master Farmer.
Mr. Brosius is actively serving Penn State as Chairman of Penn State's Great Valley Grand Destiny Campaign, as a member of Penn State Great Valley Advisory Board and Penn State's Dairy and Animal Science Industry Liaison Council. He has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus for Penn State's College of Agriculture Science and was named Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State in 2000.
In July 1989, the delegates of the agriculture societies elected Mr. Brosius to the Board of Trustees for a three-year term and he was reelected for a succeeding term. In February 1995, Governor Ridge appointed Mr. Brosius as Secretary of Agriculture of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By virtue of his position with the Commonwealth, Mr. Brosius served as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees from 1995 to 1997.
Mr. Brosius served as a member of the Board of Trustees elected by delegates of the agriculture societies from July 1, 2000 until June 30, 2006.
The title of Trustee Emeritus was conferred upon Mr. Brosius on September 15, 2006.