Shelly Dehoff has served as an Agricultural Ombudsman since 2002. She was born and raised in Lancaster County. Shelly has a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management from Penn State. She previously worked for the York County Conservation District as a Resource Conservation Specialist. Shelly has experience with the Nutrient Management Act Program, conservation planning and the installation of Best Management Practices. Shelly is knowledgeable about the federal CAFO regulations, PA’s Right to Farm Act, PA’s Manure Management regulations and mortality composting techniques. She provides education on fly minimization methods. Shelly works with farmers, conservation districts, municipalities and other interested parties in eastern Pennsylvania. She divides her time between the Lancaster Conservation District office and a home office in York County. She lives with her husband and daughters in southeastern York County.
Beth Futrick was hired in 2008 to continue the Ombudsman work from the Blair County office. Beth has a B.S. in Secondary Education (Biological Science and Environmental Education). She worked as a Chesapeake Bay Technician for the Blair and Centre Districts assisting farmers with the installation of their Best Management Practices, prior to becoming an Agricultural Ombudsman. The Blair County Ombudsman works closely with the counties in the North Central area and throughout Pennsylvania. Beth works with farmers, conservation districts, municipalities, to provide information on PA’s Right to Farm Act, agricultural regulations, and storm-water management. She also works with farmers, Penn State Extension, and others to develop ag-related workshops and educational material. Beth’s office is located at the Blair Conservation District. She lives with her husband in Blair County.