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Large-Scale Farm Show Complex Events to Resume by September

07/15/2021
The personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile currently being stored at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg will be moved to another site over the next few months, Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, and the Pennsylvania Department of General Services announced today.

Department of Agriculture Announces PA Farm Show Summer Food Fest, Includes On-Site Ag Education Opportunities

07/06/2021
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced the Pennsylvania Farm Show will host a Summer Food Fest, providing Pennsylvanians the opportunity to once again taste their PA Farm Show food-favorites as they countdown to the 2022 show.

Secretary of Agriculture Announces PA Farm Show Spring Food Fest

04/19/2021
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.

Berks, Blair, Perry County FFA Youth Win Pennsylvania Farm Show Agriscience Fair, Qualify for National Contest

01/16/2021
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.

Indiana County Siblings Dominate 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show Skill-a-thon Contest of Livestock, Poultry Knowledge

01/14/2021
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>

Pennsylvania Farm Show ‘Cultivating Tomorrow’ Spotlight: Young Women Shaping Agriculture’s Future

01/14/2021
Today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will address diversity and inclusion as a key challenge in cultivating a bright future for Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry.

Agriculture Secretary Invites Proposals for $460,000 State Specialty Crop Block Grants to ‘Cultivate Tomorrow’

01/13/2021
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.

Wolf Administration Announces $500,000 Available for Ag and Youth Education Programs During Virtual Pennsylvania Farm Show

01/12/2021
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.

Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Awards $52,500 to Top Ag Students

01/12/2021
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.

2021 Virtual Pennsylvania Farm Show Weekend Recap, Monday Coming Attractions

01/11/2021
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>

Agriculture Secretary Launches ‘Cultivating Tomorrow’ Farm Show Panel Series: Your Invitation to Engage in Issues Challenging Pennsylvania’s Top Industry

01/11/2021
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.

Lancaster County Youth Wins 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show Grand Champion Jr. Market Steer

01/09/2021
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.

Secretary of Agriculture Kicks Off 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Invites Pennsylvanians to Cultivate Tomorrow

01/09/2021
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.

Centre, Dauphin, Northampton County Wineries Win Best of Show in 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show Wine Competition

01/08/2021
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.

Pennsylvania Farm Show Announces Beer Competition Placements, Highlights Opportunity to Purchase Blue Ribbon-Winning Brews

01/08/2021
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.

Butter Up! Pennsylvania Farm Show Invites Pennsylvanians to Step Up to the Plate, Create Home Butter Sculptures

12/30/2020
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).

Agriculture, Education Departments Announce Early Childhood to Adult Learning in Ag, STEM During 2021 Farm Show

12/23/2020
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.

Department of Agriculture Reveals Virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show Schedule of Events

12/18/2020
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.

Department of Agriculture Names Winners of Pennsylvania Farm Show National Anthem Contest

12/16/2020
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.

Secretary of Agriculture Announces PA Farm Show Fall Food Fest

10/30/2020
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 &amp; Expo Center from November 13-15, 2020.

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

10/16/2020
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.

Secretary of Agriculture Previews Virtual 2021 Farm Show Celebration

10/07/2020
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

08/19/2020
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

06/17/2020
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

03/13/2020
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 &amp; 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

01/11/2020
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&#39;s competition was Kaitlyn Flaherty of Bernville, Berks County.

2020 Farm Show by the Numbers

01/11/2020
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

01/11/2020
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

01/11/2020
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

01/11/2020
he 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show wrapped up today after hosting more than 500,000 visitors over eight days.
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