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10/05/2018

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center Will Host Nation’s Premier Youth Beef Cattle Show

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center will host the 2020 National Junior Angus Show, where youth from across the United States will showcase their animals and skills through exhibition and contests.

“Events like the National Junior Angus Show highlight the nation’s best animals and exceptional young agriculturalists,” said Sec. Redding. “Youth are the focus of this event – and youth from across Pennsylvania will come together and work hard to provide Pennsylvania hospitality to their fellow enthusiasts from across the country. We’re proud to facilitate this important week for the Angus industry.”

There are nearly 6,000 National Junior Angus Association members across the United States and Canada. The association holds regular shows and events featuring projects and programs that help youth develop their skills and character, including public speaking, photography, youth sales and other professional development programming.

“The Farm Show Complex was privileged to host this event in 2011, and, when asked to host again, we knew this was an opportunity we did not want to miss,” said Sharon Altland Myers, executive director of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. “We've been fortunate to have many events return year after year, filling our calendar on consistent dates. While managing a show calendar for a facility this size is always a challenge, with the cooperative efforts of both our current events and the National Junior Angus Association, we can welcome this group of back to Pennsylvania.”

"The Pennsylvania Junior Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association are excited to showcase the elite junior angus event of the year in Harrisburg,” said Jaclyn Upperman, Director of Events and Education at the American Angus Association. “Angus are some of the finest cattle in the world, and our junior members are some of the finest youth in agriculture.”

The Farm Show Complex hosts numerous large agricultural events each year, including the Penn National Horse Show, Standardbred Horse Sale, and the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The National Junior Angus Show is expected to bring an estimated 1,100 head of Angus to the facility July 3-11, 2020, pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the local economy.

“Agriculture is the heart of our expo center, and it’s a privilege to be asked to host a national-level agricultural show,” Myers added. “We take our commitment to agriculture seriously, and that includes making a special commitment to hosting ag events at the complex and ensuring that it remains flexible for the variety of needs that arise within our ag industry.”

For more information about the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, visit www.pafarmshowcomplex.pa.gov.

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Powers - 717.603.2056

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