MARTINSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George Greig said last week that a relocated regional Department of Agriculture office will provide better service to the department’s constituents, while saving taxpayer dollars.
The department’s Region 5 office was recently moved across Blair County from downtown Altoona to 403 E. Christiana St., Martinsburg.
“Our new Martinsburg location will give our field staff easier access to our regional office as they inspect operations in Morrisons Cove and other rich farming areas of central Pennsylvania,” Greig said. “The move was carefully considered and will improve the services provided by our department.”
While much of the department’s work is coordinated through its Harrisburg headquarters, agronomic and plant inspectors, dog wardens, food sanitarians, regional veterinarians, and weights and measures inspectors are based out of seven regional offices.
Field staff in Region 5 serve Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin and Somerset counties.