Energy Companies Partner to Cover Lunch for ‘Ag Day’

Attendees of Susquehanna County Ag Day enjoy lunch in the Elk Lake High School cafeteria in 2023.

Coterra Energy and Williams are partnering this year to provide lunch for guests of the 34th annual Susquehanna County Ag Day. Both are long-time supporters of the event and look forward to gathering with land owners, industry partners, and other friends at Elk Lake High School on Monday, April 1.
“Lunchtime at Ag Day is a much-anticipated part of the event,” said Coterra external affairs manager Bill desRosiers. “Not only do people look forward to catching up with their neighbors over a good meal, you always find yourself talking to someone new. Coterra is glad to be part of that experience.”

Having been born and raised in Susquehanna County makes this one of my favorite events of the year,” Tammy Bonnice of Williams related. “It gives me a chance to see my neighbors, my old classmates, and many friends that I have made over the years.”

Ag Day began many years ago as Dairy Day and has grown steadily in size and scope. The event is coordinated by the Penn State Extension and provides opportunities for consumers to meet with vendors of ag-related products, talk to representatives from health-focused agencies, sit in on classes with Penn State educators, and win some prizes via activities conducted by youth-oriented organizations like Susquehanna County 4-H and the Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion Court.

Ag Day is one of the most pivotal events of the year for farmers and landowners of Susquehanna County and beyond to join together for educational presentations and social connectivity with vendors and one another,” said Sarah Welch, a client relationship manager for the Penn State Extension. “When you really take a close look, what makes this event a success year after year is the people. The amazing support Coterra and Williams have continued to provide can’t be understated, and we’re so happy to have them partnering with us.”

Another popular aspect of the annual event is the pie baking contest, which has youth and adult divisions. Bonnice has been a pie-taster and judge for the past three years and calls it “the best job ever.”

Ag Day addresses more aspects of rural living every year,” desRosiers stated. “We are always impressed by the variety of participants and very appreciative of the Penn State Extension for the hard work they put into it.”

Lunch will be served in the school cafeteria from 11 am to 1 pm and will consist of ham, macaroni and cheese, tossed salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Though the meal is free, registration is required to give the caterers a solid head count. Interested readers need to register by Friday, March 22, by calling 877-345-0691 or logging on to

Tammy Bonnice of Williams (right in pink) gathers with the rest of the pie tasting team on the stage of the Elk Lake gymnasium in 2023.

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