Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today that after a successful Fall Food Fest this past November, the department has scheduled another opportunity for Pennsylvanians to get their PA Farm Show food fix at an outdoor Spring Food Fest in May.
Individual and team competitors in grades 7-12 from FFA Chapters Conrad Weiser in Berks County, Tyrone Area in Blair County and Greenwood in Perry County won first place in their respective age groups in the Agriscience Fair Competition during the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Their first-place finishes qualified them for the national FFA competition.
Young livestock enthusiasts across the state competed in the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show Skill-a-thon, testing their general knowledge of livestock and poultry management. Indiana County siblings 17-year-old Elizabeth and 13-year-old John Bruner of Blairsville dominated their respective age-group categories.<br>
Today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will address diversity and inclusion as a key challenge in cultivating a bright future for Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry.
Today, during the 2021 Virtual Pennsylvania Farm Show, Agriculture Russell Redding invited proposals for $460,000 in funding through the state’s Specialty Crop Block Grants created under the PA Farm Bill in 2019 and renewed for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year. Eligible projects will enhance the competitive position and stimulate market growth for crops designated as high priority because of their growth potential and importance for environmental sustainability. Conservation cover crops were added to the list of eligible crops for the program’s second year.
Today, during the virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the availability of $500,000 through the Pennsylvania Farm Bill’s Ag and Youth Grant Program to fund projects such as ag education and workforce development programs, seminars and field trips, agricultural safety training, capital projects, or equipment purchases that will help build a strong future workforce for Pennsylvania’s leading industry.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation today presented 15 Pennsylvania students enrolled in college agriculture programs with scholarships totaling $52,500, during 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $1.7 million to assist young agriculturists in preparing for the workforce.
Here’s a recap of the weekend’s news from the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show, and a preview of Monday’s live, virtual events.<br>
oday, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will launch “Cultivating Tomorrow,” a series of live panel discussions engaging experts from across the agriculture spectrum to delve into the issues challenging Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry.
Hayden Weaver of Ephrata, Lancaster County took home Grand Champion Jr. Market Steer honors with his 1,505-pound crossbred, Shawty, today at the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show Jr. Market Steer Competition. Weaver and Shawty also took home Champion Crossbred.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today kicked off the virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show, inviting all 12.8 million Pennsylvanians to enjoy the virtual show from the comfort of their homes and cultivate a brighter tomorrow as they explore the bounty of Pennsylvania’s strong and diverse agriculture industry.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today three Pennsylvania wineries were awarded Best in Show in three overall categories in the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show Wine Competition.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced the winners of the third annual Pennsylvania Farm Show Beer Competition and a new way to support Pennsylvania’s breweries through the inaugural Pennsylvania Farm Show Trail.
The Department of Agriculture announced today a new opportunity for Pennsylvanians to bring the Pennsylvania Farm Show into their homes, by inviting them to craft their own butter sculpture creations and enter them into the Butter Up! Contest for a chance to win one of a variety of gift cards from members of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA).
The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Education today announced opportunities for agriculture and STEM learning for all ages to be featured in the 2021 Farm Show. Several opportunities will help K-12 students and teachers meet Pennsylvania academic requirements for environment and ecology, or family and consumer sciences.
The Department of Agriculture today shared the schedule for the virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Traditionally held in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, the department announced a move to a virtual show as Pennsylvania continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce eight winners from across the commonwealth in the fifth annual Oh Say, Can You Sing? contest.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today that Pennsylvanians can get their PA Farm Show food fix at an outdoor Fall Food Fest in November. The fest will take place at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center from November 13-15, 2020.
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.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today expanded on the August announcement of a virtual 2021 PA Farm Show, previewing some of the PA Farm Show favorites and new events to be featured in January.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today that Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry will be celebrated virtually for the 2021 PA Farm Show, with no in-person events or competitions, to mitigate against COVID-19.
The 2020 Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) has been canceled to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. KILE was originally scheduled to run September 25 - October 4, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced today that effective Friday, March 13, 2020, all public events scheduled for March at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center would be canceled in response to COVID-19. Private meetings with 250 or more in attendance will also be prohibited.
Holly Long of New Alexandria, Westmoreland County won the first-ever Master Showmanship Competition for breeding livestock at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Long took home the title of Grand Champion Showman and the use of a stock trailer for one year. Reserve Champion for this year's competition was Kaitlyn Flaherty of Bernville, Berks County.
The 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show wrapped up today, after hosting 500,000 visitors during the eight-day event at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
At the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show, Rachel Oliver of Beach Lake, Wayne County wins Supreme Ram with her Hampshire and Callie Taylor of Timblin, Armstrong County won Supreme Ewe with her Shropshire.
At the 104th PA Farm Show Meat Goat Breeding Show, Garrett Jenkins of Bainbridge, Lancaster County earned the Supreme Champion Breeding Meat Goat with Johanna’s Song. Johanna’s Song was the Grand Champion Fullblood Doe, and is owned by the Jenkins Family, Gary, Kathy and Garrett of Conoy Acres Farm in Bainbridge, Lancaster County.
he 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show wrapped up today after hosting more than 500,000 visitors over eight days.
Lebanon County Jersey Kash-Up Andreas Envy took Supreme Champion Dairy Cow at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show.