July 29, 2006
Fred Grau is President of Grasslyn, Inc., a family-owned farm and seed business specializing in the production of Penngift crownvetch seed. Grasslyn is headquartered in State College, PA with production fields in Pennsylvania and Eastern Colorado.
Fred earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Purdue University in 1968. Following graduation and two years in the U.S. Army, he returned to the family farm.
In February, 1999, Fred discovered that his product, long a mainstay in soil and water conservation, had overnight become herba non grata to radical Greens and government agencies President Clinton had just issued Executive Order No. 13112, "Invasive Species". A longtime libertarian (small "l") activist, he immediately recognized that this was not only a threat to his business, but also "the next Endangered Species Act" and became involved with this TNC-inspired agenda.
Fred is also involved with state property rights issues through the Pennsylvania Landowners Association and the recently-formed group Take Back Pennsylvania.