Recognizing Pennsylvania’s national leadership in direct farm sales, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today invited businesses that market their agriculture products directly to consumers to enter a new competition at the 2023 PA Farm Show. Businesses can enter their websites, marketing brochures, and social media in the new PA Farm Show Agriculture Marketing Contest to earn cash, recognition at the Pennsylvania State Fair™, and the right to call themselves state champions.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today invited singers statewide to enter "Oh, Say, Can You Sing?", a star-spangled sing-off to win a chance to inspire 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors with their voices. Each morning of the Farm Show will feature a talented Pennsylvanian, or group of Pennsylvanians, singing the national anthem live. A winner will sing each morning, and a top vote-getter will sing at the 2023 Farm Show Opening Ceremony on Saturday, January 7.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today invited Pennsylvanians to celebrate the state's $132.5 billion agriculture industry at the 107th PA Farm Show's PA Preferred® Reception, where they'll enjoy the finest in Pennsylvania-grown and produced food, drinks, and desserts.
The Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) concluded after seven days of competition, highlighting the best of the best livestock and showmen and women and youth exhibitors. This year's KILE took place September 30 through October 2 and continued October 6 through 9 at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding welcomed a talented field of national competitors as competition resumed at The Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) on Thursday, October, 6. In an official opening ceremony, The Pennsylvania Livestock Association (PLA) inducted Eugene Wingert of St. Thomas, Franklin County and Wingert Farms Show Cattle into the Pennsylvania Livestock Hall of Fame honoring his decades of service and advocacy for the agriculture industry in Pennsylvania. Wingert's portrait will hang in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center among other honorees since 1972.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market in York County today to announce the theme for the 107th Pennsylvania Farm Show: Rooted in Progress. The event will run from Saturday, January 7 through Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
The Keystone International Livestock Exposition returns to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg today, bringing youth and adult competitors showing thousands of the finest cattle, goats, sheep and horses from across the US and Canada. The East Coast's largest cattle show features a diverse array of contests, offering youth opportunities to demonstrate their skills ranging from breed knowledge, to animal care, handling, strength and agility; to wool quality and clothing construction using wool.
The 58th All-American Dairy Show youth contests at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center concluded Monday evening with Trevor Biglow of Willsboro, Ny. winning Supreme Champion Cow and Emory Bewley of Susquehanna, Pa. winning Supreme Champion Heifer in the Premier National Junior Dairy Show. Biglow showed his Jersey cow Mer-James Fizz Iggy Azalea. Bewley won with her Jersey spring yearling heifer, Four-Hills Velocity Precious.
The 58th All-American Dairy Show kicked off Sunday, September 19 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center with 317 students from eleven states competing for Youth Showmanship title in the Premier National Junior Show. Fifty students from two- and four-year colleges and universities in 12 states, and 74 secondary students from FFA and 4-H chapters in 13 states competed in the Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Competition.
The All-American Dairy Show returns to Harrisburg this weekend for its 58th year. The event, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, features four days of competitions highlighting the best of seven dairy cattle breeds in the Premier National Youth Show and Open Shows, youth development programs and industry networking designed to grow and sustain a thriving dairy industry in the future.
The 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show concluded today, honoring the Pennsylvania farmers and producers who demonstrate what it means to be Harvesting More: more innovative projects, more sustainable practices, more access for all to quality local food, more engaged youth who will shape our industry and more growth for the industry that feeds our nation and our world.
Pennsylvania’s rich agricultural heritage and commitment to conservation took the spotlight today at 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show as Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding recognized nine Pennsylvania families for their contributions to the commonwealth’s agriculture industry.
Today Team Navy claimed victory during the Army v. Navy Cook-Off on the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection Stage at the 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show with celebrity guest Chef Robert Irvine as emcee.
Harrisburg, PA – The annual Sale of Champions and Jr. Market Livestock Sale at the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show generated more than $385,025, including purchases and donations. In addition, 33 buyers donated their animals to Feeding Pennsylvania to be distributed to food-insecure families across the state.
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 15 college students with scholarships totaling $52,500 on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Round-and-Round the couples and teams danced as they filled the New Holland Arena competing in the Square Dance Contest Monday, January 10 at the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Alaina Webster of Venango, Crawford County took home Grand Champion Jr. Market Swine honors in the 106th PA Farm Show Jr. Swine Show on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Rylee Ewing of Punxatawny, Jefferson County competed in the showmanship portion of the show and earned the honor of Grand Champion Showman. She qualifies to compete in the Master Showmanship competition on Saturday, January 15.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding kicked off the 2022 Farm Show on Saturday, January 9 with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by young people gaining the skills to lead Pennsylvania's agriculture industry tomorrow.
Marissa Woodward of Honey Grove, Juniata County swept Supreme Champion and Youth Showmanship Champion at the 2022 PA Farm Show Youth Poultry Show. She will advance to the Youth Master Showmanship competition on Saturday January 15, to compete against Youth Showmanship winners from other species competitions throughout the week.
Exhibitors from all over the commonwealth put in countless hours to compete in the Jr. Market Lamb Show on opening day of the 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show. Madaline Tewell of Artemas, Bedford County exhibited the Champion Market Lamp. Gavin Molnar of Grantville, Lebanon County exhibited the Reserve Champion Market Lamb.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by youth agriculture leaders to open the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show today, showcasing how hands-on learning opportunities are shaping the next generation of agriculturalists.
Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding today unveiled the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from a half-ton of butter, it highlights this year’s theme of Harvesting More.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced the singers who garnered the most social media votes to win the 2022 PA Farm Show National Anthem contest, 'Oh, Say Can You Sing?'. Kallie Josephine Smith of Gordon, Schuylkill County was the overall winner of the contest. Singers from Armstrong, Berks, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Indiana, Lancaster, Lebanon and Mifflin counties were among other top vote-getters.
For a second year, the Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania Farm Show invite Pennsylvanians to Butter Up! and try their hands at crafting a do-it-yourself butter sculpture. The contest, conducted on social media, will be open for submissions from Friday, December 3 through Friday, December 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM.