Professional Affiliations include: 

  • Pennsylvania Association of Vegetable Growers, Second Vice President and Board Director. 

  • Society for Contemporary Craft, Board of Directors. 

  • Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), past Board Director and Vice President. 

  • National Association of Accountants, Certified Management Accountant.

Rita Resick

Co-Owner, Vice President of Marketing / Treasurer and Food Safety Officer, Laurel Vista Farms, Somerset. PA.

As VP of Marketing, established markets for fresh produce in the grocery store, wholesale, and food service. Major clients include Giant Eagle, Super Value, Paragon, and Republic Foods.


Developed a line of jarred vegetables called Local Produce in a Jar™ sold directly and through wholesale.

Master of Science, Industrial Administrations (MSIA), Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Tepper School of Business. Bachelor of Arts, Mathamatics and English, West Virginia University.


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