Oct 17, 2022PA vegetable growers group extends executive director search
The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) is continuing to look for a successor to its longtime executive director, William Troxell.
Though the PVGA’s search committee has interviewed a number of candidates, the executive committee voted to re-advertise the executive director position.
In March, executive director William Troxell announced his planned retirement. Troxell has been affiliated with PVGA for 40 years.
PVGA retitled the job description as “executive director designate” to emphasize the plan that the successful candidate would serve as deputy executive director during a transition period of six to 12 months, according to a news item in PVGA’s newsletter.
“The Executive Committee also felt that the Association should be specifically looking for someone who would be willing to work as an independent contractor and be willing to hire any need clerical assistance,” the newsletter stated. While the position is an “association management” position, PVGA is seeking individuals possessing agricultural backgrounds, particularly those familiar fruit and vegetable production, according to the information.
As executive director, Troxell worked for family farms in Pennsylvania and nearby states by keeping growers’ issues and concerns before lawmakers, supporting research. Much of the new director’s time would be focused on oversees the planning, setup and management of two PVGA signature events: the January Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and co-producing the Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Growers Convention in late January or early February.