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.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding invites Pennsylvanians to show off their skills and test their mettle by entering competitive agricultural events at the 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show. Entry deadlines for hundreds of youth and open events are approaching for the 2022 show, to be held January 8 through 15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
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 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors with their voices. Each morning of the Farm Show will feature a talented Pennsylvanian singing the national anthem live, and the contest will determine who wins the honor of singing each morning.
At the 2021 Keystone International Livestock Exposition Junior Sheep Show, exhibitors from seven states won either Champion Ram or Champion Ewe. The seven states that were represented were Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, and Delaware. There were 16 different sheep breeds that were shown at the junior event.
The Junior Supreme Beef Pageant held at the Keystone International Livestock Expo on Sunday, October 10 brought out the top junior competitors from all across the east coast. 14 heifers competed in the pageant. In the end, it was Braylen Schaeffer of Hagerstown, IN and his junior heifer calf, MDAY MS Valley Apple, that rose to the top. Schaeffer was previously named the Grand Champion Heifer of the Limousin show.
At the 2021 Keystone International Livestock Exposition, Sidney McAllister exhibited her Lincoln Fall Ram Lamb, ECHO2107Carter, and was named Supreme Champion Ram. McAllister is from West Manchester, OH. The Supreme Ewe was awarded to Luke Raudebaugh from Danville, OH. Luke showed his Shropshire Late Spring Ewe Lamb, Raudebaugh 2114 RRNN.
Braylen Schaeffer of Hagerstown, IN took home Junior Charolais Grand Champion Heifer on Sunday, October 10 during the Keystone International Livestock Exposition. Schaeffer showed Boy Sherri 088 ET PLD. Reserve Charolais Champion Heifer went to Boy HL Smoking Monti 047H PLD, showed by Justin Teets. Teets is a Lost City, West Virginia native.
Allie Zeigler, a native from Stoystown, Somerset County, PA, was named overall Grand Champion with her Crossbred lamb at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition. Reserve Champion Market Lamb was shown by McKenzie Stadtmiller. Stadtmiller is from Dayton, Armstrong County, PA. Grand and Reserve Champion Market Lambs were selected as the best out of the Hampshire, Natural Colored, Shropshire, Crossbred, and all other market lamb breeds.
Tom Bowman of Orangeville, Columbia County, PA, owner of Barney and Clifford, took home top honors at the Heavyweight Draft Horse Pull during the Keystone International Livestock Exposition. Bowman’s winning pull was 16 feet 3 inches at 11,450 pounds.
The stakes were high at the Supreme Beef Pageant held at the Keystone International Livestock Expo on Saturday, Oct. 9. The grand champions of the beef shows gave it all they had for Judges Brian Fox of Fort Morgan, CO, Randy Daniel of Colbert, GA and Dan Harker of Hope, Indiana.
Pennsylvania draft horse teams dominated the competition as draft horse teams from across the United States and Canada filled the Equine Arena during the Draft Horse Hitch Show at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.