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2019 PA Farm Show Tells Story of $135.7 Billion Agriculture Industry, Showcases Youth, Heritage, Innovation

01/12/2019
Over the past eight days, half a million visitors from the heart of Pennsylvania, every corner of the commonwealth, and way beyond its borders experienced the stories of the people of&nbsp; Pennsylvania’s agriculture and food industry during the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.<br>

Hampshire, Dorset Win Big in Meat Breeding Sheep Show

01/12/2019
At the end of the two-day Meat Breeding Sheep show on Saturday, Jan. 12, the Hampshire ewe exhibited by Mikara Anderson, Three Springs, Huntingdon Co. and the Cheviot Ram exhibited by Brooke Mazepink, Parkesburg, Chester Co., were crowned supreme.

Tractor-rific Restorations Presented at 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show

01/12/2019
Ten FFA chapters presented their antique tractor restoration projects at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Antique Tractors Put the Pedal to the Metal at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show

01/12/2019
Antique tractor enthusiasts young and old showed the packed stands of the Equine Arena what they were made of at the Antique Tractor Pull on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Bradford County’s Shoemakers Pull Back-to-Back Victory for 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show

01/12/2019
Returning victors Kris and Dwight Shoemaker of Columbia Crossroads, Bradford Co., drove their team of horses to a winning full pull at 6,650 pounds Farm Class Horse Pull at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Bedford County Buck Becomes Supreme Champion of Meat Goat Show

01/12/2019
Owen Lankey, Everett, Bedford County, exhibited the Supreme Champion Breeding Meat Goat at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg

Lehigh County Nubian Takes Best of Open Dairy Goat Show

01/12/2019
CH Lialic Corners Choclit Sundae, a Nubian goat exhibited by Diana Heimbach, was named the Overall Best Doe of Show during the Open Dairy Goat Show at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. Diana Heimbach helps run Lilac Corners Farm located in Macungie, Lehigh Co.

Agriculture Secretary’s Team Claims Udder Success at the Farm Show Celebrity Cow Milking Contest for the Second Year

01/11/2019
Taking matters into both hands, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding led his team to victory in the Celebrity Cow Milking Contest on Friday, Jan. 11, at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Lebanon County Holstein Secures Second Supreme Champion in Open Dairy Show

01/11/2019
Grand Champion Holstein Gajan Carla, owned by Jill Dice and Galen Martin of Fredricksburg, Lebanon County, won Supreme Champion at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Bedford County Woman Brings Home the Sticky Bun Blue Ribbon

01/11/2019
Courtney Foor of Everett, Bedford County, won with her take on a Pennsylvania favorite in the Sticky Bun Contest on Friday, Jan. 11 at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania Recognizes its First Tricentennial Farm, Four Other Long-Standing Farm Families in Award Ceremony at 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show

01/11/2019
&nbsp;Today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding recognized five Pennsylvania farm families who have made longstanding commitments to the commonwealth’s agriculture industry, including Pennsylvania’s first-ever tricentennial farm.

Huntingdon, Berks Co. Exhibitors Claim Supreme Ram, Ewe of Wool Breeding Sheep Show

01/11/2019
It was a close competition for top honors in the wool breed sheep show at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show, but Mikara Anderson of Three Springs, Huntingdon Co., with her Natural Colored ram and Rebecca Kugler of Oley, Berks Co., with her Corriedale ewe managed to rise to the top.

Harrisburg, PA - Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell today joined six public and private partners in launching the High Performance Farms Initiative to help incre

01/11/2019
Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell today joined six public and private partners in launching the High Performance Farms Initiative to help increase environmental sustainability, economic benefits, public health, and soil and water quality by promoting innovative farming practices in Pennsylvania’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Rabbit Dutchess Trains Rookie Rabbit to Victory

01/10/2019
The arena was packed as spectators watched rabbits from all corners of the state leap their way through the Celebrity Rabbit Hopping Competition.

Poster Contest Highlights Fairs, Farmers, and the Diversity that Strengthens Agriculture at PA Farm Show

01/10/2019
Youth from Butler, Montour, and York counties topped a competition with artwork that encourages Pennsylvanians to get to know farmers – and they’re on display at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show’s Know Your Farmer exhibit.

Bedford, Lebanon, Lancaster, and York Counties Youth Win In Breeding Meat Goat Showmanship

01/10/2019
Four showman from Bedford, Lebanon, Lancaster, and York counties took home blue ribbons during the Breeding Meat Goat Showmanship show on Thursday, January 10, at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Bedford Co. Doe Takes Home Supreme Champion Title at the 2019 Junior Meat Breeding Goat Show

01/10/2019
Owen Lankey from Everett, Bedford Co. took home Supreme Champion Doe during the Junior Meat Breeding Goat Show on Thursday, January 10, at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Dorset and Hampshire Breeding Sheep Win Supreme in Youth Show

01/10/2019
Jason Mazepink from Parkesburg, Chester Co., brought home the Supreme Champion Ram title with his Hampshire Ram during the Junior Breeding Sheep Show at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

PA Farm Show Honors Veterans and Military Service Members

01/10/2019
Today, the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show honored veterans, military personal, and their families during a special annual theme day. The day began with Morgan Nix of Cumberland County, the daughter of a deployed Army officer, singing the National Anthem in the Farm Show lobby at 8 a.m.

Adams County’s Larry Yager Memorialized at the Potato Grading Contest

01/10/2019
Volunteers are vital to the success of the Pennsylvania Farm Show. They work on committees for animal competitions, they help set up and take down demonstrations, and some help run the stop watch at the 4-H Potato Grading and Identification Contest, like Larry Yager.

Lehigh County Teen Receives Jr. Best Doe in Show at Jr. Dairy Goat Show

01/10/2019
&nbsp;Peppermint, exhibited by Andrew Bowman of Slatington, Lehigh County, won Junior Best Doe in Show at today’s Jr. Dairy Goat Show at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. Peppermint, a Saanen breed, was named Grand Champion and Best of Breed in her class before becoming Best Doe in Show.

Draft Horses Bring Pleasure to Crowds at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show

01/10/2019
The competition was unpredictable during the Draft Horse Pleasure Show, with various winners across the board, on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Bedford, Lebanon, Lancaster, and York Counties Win In Breeding Meat Goat Showmanship

01/10/2019
Four showman from Bedford, Lebanon, Lancaster, and York counties took home blue ribbons during the Breeding Meat Goat Showmanship show on Thursday, January 10, at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. <br><br>

Army Declared Victor in Annual Farm Show PA Preferred® Military Battle

01/10/2019
Today Team Army claimed victory during the Army v. Navy Cook-Off on the PA Preferred™ Culinary Connection Stage during the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.

PA Farm Show Recognizes Lehigh County Volunteer and Leader, Best Commercial Exhibitors, Volunteers

01/10/2019
Eight outstanding commercial exhibitors and volunteers were recognized at the Commercial Exhibitors Breakfast for their contributions to a quality experience for visitors to the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Crawford and Northampton County Exhibitors Named Supreme in Open Beef Show

01/10/2019
The cattle exhibited by Josh Schmidt, Conneautville, Crawford Co., and Jamie Brozman, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., were named Supreme Female and Bull, respectively, during the open beef show.

PA Farm Show Highlights the Stories of Agriculture During Public Officials Day

01/10/2019
Hundreds of public officials from across Pennsylvania gathered at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show yesterday during Public Officials Day to discuss agriculture policy and hear the stories, experiences, and perspectives of agriculturalists and industry experts

Alpacas Take the Center Ring in Farm Show Competitions

01/09/2019
Youth 4-H and FFA alpaca aficionados took to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Equine Arena to test their abilities with alpaca showmanship, agility, and even costume dressing.

Franklin County Man Named Champion Auctioneer in 2019 Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest

01/09/2019
Josh Mayhugh, of Chambersburg, Franklin County, was named champion auctioneer at the 40th Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the 103nd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Friends Thru Fiber Claims Sheep to Shawl Victory

01/09/2019
Out of five competing youth teams, The Twisted Five of Dauphin County spun and wove their way to the blue ribbon during the Youth Fleece-to-Shawl Contest today at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.
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