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Your Guide to the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Governor Wolf to Help Unveil 2019 Farm Show Butter Sculpture
Tomorrow, Governor Wolf will join Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and dairy industry leaders to unveil the 2019 Farm Show Butter Sculpture at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show at 11 a.m.

Agriculture Department to Showcase Pennsylvania Technology Innovation Start-ups During 2019 Farm Show
During the 2019 Farm Show, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced the department will showcase six Pennsylvania-based companies that offer technology innovations to advance the agriculture industry. Featured technologies will include crop-monitoring drones; implantable health trackers for livestock; sensory robotics for greenhouse production; potting soil made from recyclable materials; facility and animal monitoring systems; and systems to treat pollution, manage nutrients, and produce sustainable fertilizer. More…

Other info
The official Farm Show website is your best source of info. The annual visitor’s guide includes a schedule of the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection on the back page, with chefs from around the state, as well as others doing demos (also attached). Your friends and colleagues can subscribe to this newsletter here.

You might also check our Farm Show social media accounts:

A number of associations include info about their members’ involvement in Farm Show on their websites and social media. The PA Winery Association’s Farm Show pages are just one example – they have featured wineries daily.

Visit PA also has a Farm Show page, as does PA Trips By Train, and the Hershey-Harrisburg Visitor’s Bureau has a dedicated page. There are lots of resources out there.

And in case you missed them, a few previously-issued releases:

PA Department of Agriculture Reveals 2019 Farm Show Theme: Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Story
The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show will honor agriculture’s rich heritage and promising future with this year’s theme, Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Story. The theme, which will be represented throughout of the weeklong event, will include related events like a daily story time for children, interviews with real Pennsylvanians working in agriculture, and opportunities for attendees to engage and tell their own stories. More…

Farm Show Announces Winners of ‘Oh, Say, Can You Sing?’
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced the winners of “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?”, a star-spangled sing-off on Facebook that puts talented Pennsylvanians center stage during the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. Each morning of the Farm Show will feature a talented Pennsylvanian singing the national anthem live, chosen by the Farm Show’s Facebook fans. More…

Department of Agriculture, GIANT Announce Multi-Year Farm Show Sponsorship Agreement
Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding joined Nicholas Bertram, president of GIANT Food Stores to announce that the Department of Agriculture and GIANT have entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. More…

See you at the PA Farm Show!

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs January 5 – 12, 2019. Admission is free and parking is $15 in Farm Show lots. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 83.

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