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Charlene Shupp apppointed National Youth Director
  MARCH 2008 -- Charlene Shupp has recently been apppointed Youth Director of the National Grange.

She lives with her husband Matt and son Evan in Bainbridge, PA where they operate a dairy farm with Matt’s parents. A fourth generation Granger, Charlene belongs to Elizabethtown Grange #2076 in Lancaster County where she serves as the Youth Director and the Assistant Steward.  She also has an associate membership with Oriental Grange #165 in Wyoming County. Matt and Charlene served two terms as the Pennsylvania State Grange Young Couple, 2005-2006, 2006-2007.
Charlene received a B.S. in Dairy Science from Virginia Tech and a minor in Communication Studies.  She is employed as Special Sections Editor for Lancaster Farming newspaper.
Other agricultural accomplishments include: 2005 Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Excellence of Agriculture award winner. She and Matt represented the state in the Excellence of Agriculture contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in Jan. 2006. In Nov. 2006 she was the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet state winner. In Jan. 2007 she competed in the AFBF contest, making it to the final four and was recognized as a national finalist.
Charlene’s other agricultural/community service membership highlights include: Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Dairy Princess Committee pageant chair; advisor for the Dickenson College Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta; Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Farm Bureau and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau member; Elizabethtown Fair Dairy Show chair; and a member of the American Guernsey Association and National Holstein Association.

In her spare time, Charlene enjoys breeding and showing Guernsey and Holstein cattle at the local and regional dairy shows.Regarding her recent appointment at National Grange Youth Director, Charlene said “We must work together to capitalize on our strengths in order to prepare the youth and young adults to become advocates for our communities and rural America.”

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