Urmy named president of LC Agricultural Society – Times News Online
Published on March 04, 2022 at 10:31 a.m.
Coopersburg’s Daryl Urmy will fulfill the late Leon Peters’ term as president of the nonprofit Lehigh County Agricultural Society for 2022.
Urmy has been a member of the company’s executive committee since 2017 and serves as Assistant Superintendent of Livestock, Superintendent of Lil Farm Hands, and Environmentalist.
In accordance with the 170-year-old society’s constitution and bylaws, Urmy succeeds Peters, who died in December 2021, as president of the organization.
In this capacity, Urmy will chair all meetings of the Board of Directors and Society Members and special official functions for the Allentown Fair.
He will continue as a full member of the society’s Executive Committee, a group of seven members elected by the society’s 49-member Board of Directors to manage fair and fairground operations.
Urmy is no stranger to agriculture.
He is an active fifth-generation farmer in Coopersburg, where his family farm dates back to 1877.
As a child, Urmy was a member of 4-H, showing off his Brown Swiss cattle.
Many of the Urmy family’s vacations were spent showing off their prized cattle at the great Allentown Fair.
He was a volunteer firefighter for 18 years with the Coopersburg Fire Company, where he served as administrator and chief engineer.
Urmy resides with his wife, Cheryl, in Coopersburg.
Carl Mohr of Fogelsville was tapped to fill Urmy’s unexpired term as the society’s environmentalist.
Mohr has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 1988 and volunteers annually in the Gates department at the Allentown Great Fair.
Coopersburg’s Daryl Urmy will fulfill the late Leon Peters’ term as president of the nonprofit Lehigh County Agricultural Society for 2022. PRESS PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLENTOWN GREAT FAIR