At Masser Potato Farms, "community" includes our employees, our neighbors, the towns and cities where we live, work, and play, our business partners and our consumers. For our employees, we provide a safe, respectful, and inclusive workplace with opportunity for training, development, and professional growth. We are proud to live and operate in the beautiful Hegins and Lykens Valleys, and we know our continued success depends on insuring a vibrant, healthy, stable community and economic opportunities that will attract and retain current and future generations of employees and their families. It's a responsibility that we embrace and enjoy and is expressed through generous donations of time, talent, product, and financial support by members at all levels of the Sterman Masser Potato Farms team. For example:
The Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk
In 2013, Masser Potato Farms spearheaded and hosted the inaugural "Hot Potato 5k Run/Fun Walk" in Valley View, PA. Held the second weekend in June, this annual event has the goal of raising the funds necessary to design, construct, and maintain a local community center to serve the needs of the greater Tri-Valley area.
We are proud to support our local school district, Tri-Valley, through donations to the various booster organizations that support the Bulldogs. Go Dawgs!
Kim L. Masser Memorial Scholarship and Matching Trustee Scholarship
Kim Masser was the youngest son of Sterman and Geraldine Masser and was looking forward to a career as a farmer with his older brother Keith Masser. At the age of 19, Kim passed away in a swimming accident trying to save two other boys from drowning. To honor his memory, Sterman and Geri established the Kim L. Masser Scholarship to benefit local students seeking a career in agriculture.
In 2003, the Masser family transferred the scholarship to the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State University. Keith and both his children, David and Julie, are all alumni from this department at Penn State.
Please visit the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Departmental Web page to learn more about the curriculum: www.abe.psu.edu
Please visit the Penn State Departmental Scholarship Web page to learn more about the scholarship.