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Secretary of Agriculture Announces PA Farm Show Fall Food Fest

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.

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

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.

Secretary of Agriculture Previews Virtual 2021 Farm Show Celebration

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.

Department of Agriculture Announces Pennsylvania Agriculture to be Celebrated Virtually for 2021 PA Farm Show

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.

64th Annual Keystone International Livestock Exposition Cancelled

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.

PA Farm Show Complex Announces Cancellation of Events in Proactive Effort Against COVID-19

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.

Westmoreland County youth makes history as first-ever PA Farm Show Master Showman

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.

2020 Farm Show by the Numbers

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.

Wayne, Armstrong County youth win Supreme Ram, Ewe at Jr. Breeding Sheep Show

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.

Lancaster County’s Jenkins Family earns Supreme Grand Champion Meat Breeding Goat

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.

104th PA Farm Show Invites Youth to Imagine the Opportunities, Promotes Careers in Agriculture

he 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show wrapped up today after hosting more than 500,000 visitors over eight days.

Lebanon County Jersey takes home Supreme Champion Dairy Cow

Lebanon County Jersey Kash-Up Andreas Envy took Supreme Champion Dairy Cow at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Importance of Agriculture History, Farm Preservation Highlighted During 104th PA Farm Show Century, Bicentennial Farm Award Ceremony

Pennsylvania’s rich agricultural heritage took the spotlight Friday on Resource Conservation Day when Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding recognized five Pennsylvania families for their contributions to the commonwealth’s agriculture industry during the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Army and Navy Battle for Culinary Superiority at 104th PA Farm Show Cook-Off

Today Team Navy claimed victory during the Army v. Navy Cook-Off on the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection Stage at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Western Pennsylvania Horse Exhibitors Pull for First Place

Exhibitors from all over the commonwealth put in countless hours preparing to compete in the pony and horse pulling contests at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show. Beaver, Mercer, Fayette, and Westmoreland counties pulled first to the finish line.

Wolf Administration Opens Final PA Farm Bill Grant Program During PA Farm Show Public Officials Day, Highlights Innovators in Agriculture

Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvania’s family farms.

Square Dancers Do-Si-Do’d at 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show

Round-and-Round the couples and teams danced as they filled the New Holland Arena competing in the Square Dance Contest Monday, January 6 at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Farm Show Foundation Scholarship goes to 24 agriculture students at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 24 college students with scholarships totaling $84,000 on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Sale of Champions helps fund ag scholarships

Over 400 market animals from across the Keystone State were sold at the annual junior livestock sale on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Chester County’s Kaitlin Bell Makes History at the 104th PA Farm Show

Kaitlin Bell of Chester County, makes history today as the first person to win Beef Cattle Supreme in both the heifer and the bull categories at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Kaitlin also had the honor of both the heifer and bull winner today to be bred and owned on her own family farm.

Crawford, Mercer County Swine Showmen Take Home Blue Ribbons

At the 104th PA Farm Show Jr. Swine Show, Alaina Webster of Crawford County took home the honors of Grand Champion Market Swine.  Bailey Kasbee of Mercer County competed in the showmanship portion of the show and earned the honor of Grand Champion Showman. He qualifies to compete in the Master Showmanship competition Saturday, January 11.

Lebanon, Allegheny and Lancaster County Cheese Producers Win Best of Show in 2020 Farm Show Cheese Competition

Farmer Rudolph’s Creamery of Lebanon, Lebanon County, won Best in Show with its cheese, Sir Farmer, during the cheese competition on opening day of the 2020 Farm Show.

Lancaster and Berks Counties reign Supreme in Poultry Judging and Showmanship

Championship winners were announced at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show, for Poultry Judging and Poultry Youth Showmanship.
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