A resident of Dauphin County, Tim Leone joined the Livestock Department in 2016 as a member of the administrative staff. Before coming to the Department of Agriculture, Tim worked for 30-plus years as a sports journalist at newspapers in California, Florida and Pennsylvania. Leone’s great-grandfather, William Somerville, operated a family farm in Penfield, N.Y., for more than 40 years. Tim has a deep admiration and respect for farming and is excited to be part of a team that helps to promote and support it. He has a B.A. degree from George Washington University and an M.A. degree from the University of Southern California.