UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An agricultural industry leader, a center dedicated to advancing animal agriculture and a Penn State senior from Lancaster were honored when the Penn State Agricultural Council presented its 2020 Leadership Awards at the council’s fall delegate meeting Oct. 15.
The awards are given annually in three categories to acknowledge individuals, organizations and events that successfully advance agriculture in Pennsylvania, said Gregg Robertson, council president. Winners receive a Penn State Nittany Lion statuette, and their names are engraved on a permanent display on the University Park campus.
The Penn State Agricultural Council Leadership Award was given to Wayne Martenas, a 1974 graduate of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. After graduation, he joined Sperry New Holland, a designer and manufacturer of farm equipment in New Holland, Pennsylvania.