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Virtual 2021 PA Farm Show Offers Competitive Opportunities, Exhibitor Rules and Regulations Modified Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

10/16/2020

Harrisburg, PA - The Department of Agriculture today expanded on competitive event opportunities for the virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More than 20 opportunities are available, with every competition having modified rules and regulations to effectively mitigate against COVID-19.

“Many Pennsylvanians look forward to exhibiting in the PA Farm Show all year long,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “Although this year’s competitive events look different, what remains is a showcase of the quality and breadth of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry and those who make it thrive.”

The virtual Farm Show will hold the following competitive events:

·         Agriculture Education

·         Apiary

·         Beer

·         Christmas trees

·         Corn and small grains

·         Family Living

·         Jr. Market Cattle

·         Maple syrup

·         Mushrooms

·         Potatoes

·         Vegetables

·         Wine

·         Wool

In additional to these Farm Show staple competitions, new opportunities include a Coloring Contest, Educational Video Contest, Public Speaking Contest, and additional Skill-a-thon contests.

Competitors are encouraged to review the rules and regulations prior to entering, as they feature changes to classes, registration requirements, entry deadline, and method of getting items to the Farm Show Complex.

The virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show is scheduled to take place from Saturday, January 9-Saturday, January 16, 2021. Virtual events will be focused on education and awareness for both the general public and the agriculture industry.

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Powers - 717.783.2628

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