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Monday, January 9, 2017

HAMPSHIRE GILT TAKES THE SUPREME CHAMPION SWINE AWARD AT THE 2017 PA FARM SHOW

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 4, 2017
Contact: Will Nichols, 717-787-5085
The 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show: Our Commonwealth's Blue Ribbon Experience!
We're celebrating the diversity of agriculture in the Keystone State through the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation. Nearly 6.000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors will be part of this 23-acre complex now and in the coming days. We're still experiencing technical difficulties with the Show Results section of the website, but anticipate a resolution sometime Monday. Links to the web pages that host results of shows within the various departments and contests will be posted in the "2017 FARM SHOW RESULTS" page listed below (in the Media>Releases section of the website). We appreciate your patience and value your coverage of the best products of the Keystone State.


101st Pennsylvania Farm Show Press Releases

HAMPSHIRE GILT TAKES THE SUPREME CHAMPION SWINE AWARD AT THE 2017 PA FARM SHOW
The Supreme Champion Bred Gilt was awarded to the Hampshire gilt DCHH6 Call Me Goldie 12-11, owned by Dave Holloway of Glen Rock, York County, on Saturday, January 7, at the 2017 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

YOUTH POULTRY EXHIBITORS PUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE TO THE TEST IN SHOWMANSHIP COMPETITION AT FARM SHOW
Youth poultry exhibitors enrolled in 4-H or FFA competed in the poultry showmanship competition Saturday, Jan. 7, at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

SEVEN MOUNTAINS, FERO, ARROWHEAD WINERIES AWARDED GOVERNOR’S CUP AT 101TH PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW
Numerous Pennsylvania wineries were awarded double gold, gold, silver, or bronze medals based on the quality of their wine on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

SOMERSET, FAYETTE COUNTY EXHIBITORS EARN TOP HONORS IN PA FARM SHOW JUNIOR MARKET GOAT SHOW
Paige Stahl of Somerset, Somerset County, took Grand Champion Market Goat honors with her 89-pound, middleweight Boer goat on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

JUNIATA COUNTY MAN WINS WITH WIFE AT INCREDIBLE! EGG™ ANGEL FOOD CAKE CONTEST
Steve Donough of Port Royal, Juniata Co., won first prize in 2017 INCREDIBLE! Egg™ Angel Food Cake Contest on Sunday, January 7, at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

BEDFORD, LANCASTER COUNTY WOMEN SEW THEIR WAY TO BEST OF SHOW AT 2017 PA FARM SHOW
Sharon Donahoe of Everett, Bedford County, won Best of Show in the Farm Show Fashions with a Flair competition on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. It was her third Best of Show win in the past four years. More...

INDIANA COUNTY YOUTH BESTS 74 ENTRIES IN PA PREFERRED ‘COOKIE/BROWNIE/BAR’ CONTEST
Zoey Hoover of Indiana County won the 29th Annual PA Preferred™ Cookie/Brownie/Bar Contest with her winning recipe for Crispy Crunchy Brownie Delights from the Clarion County Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

PAPERPLANES FLIES IN THE CELEBRITY RABBIT HOP COMPETITION AT 101ST PA FARM SHOW
The arena was packed as spectators watched rabbits from all corners of the state leap their way through the Celebrity Rabbit Hopping Competition on Sunday, January 8, during the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

BETHLEHEM BAKER WINS THUMBPRINT COOKIE CONTEST AT THE 101ST PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW
The thumbprint cookies baked by Catherine Ache of Bethlehem, Northampton County took the top prize of $150 in the Thumbprint Cookie Contest today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

LANCASTER COUNTY GIRL STEALS THE SPOTLIGHT AT 2017 ‘FARM SHOW’S GOT TALENT’
Maya Talarico, a ten year old from Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., topped seven other acts at the Farm Show’s Got Talent competition held on Sunday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

YOUTH SHOWMEN COMPETE FOR TOP HONORS IN DRAFT HORSE DECORATING AND SHOWMANSHIP
Youth draft horse showmen competed in classes that demonstrated their grooming and handling skills at they competed in the Draft Horse Youth Decorating and Showmanship classes Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Tomorrow at the PA Farm Show
It's Career & Ag Education Day at the 101st PA Farm Show, the first of our workweek theme days. Join agriculture leaders and aspiring young agriculturalists at the Lancaster Farming Stage to learn the basics of agriculture through Ag 101 and FFA demonstrations. From 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Pennsylvania FFA Chapters will take the stage, providing an array of agricultural education demonstrations, followed by Ag 101 classes in animal care by State Veterinarian Dr. David Wolfgang and drones in agriculture by Harrisburg University’s Albert Sarvis and, continuing the ag ed trend, join...

The PA FFA Organization in the New Holland Large Arena at 2 p.m. for its Mid-Winter Convention, including award presentations and the issuing of new FFA jackets to more than 100 FFA members from across the Keystone State and, speaking honored guests...

Governor Wolf will whip up a favorite at 1 p.m. with Governor's Residence Chef Barry Crumlich on the PA Preferred Culinary Connection Stage as part of Weis Markets Day there. Of course there are...

Livestock shows: junior market hogs in the Small Arena and open beef cattle in the Equine Arena, both at 8 a.m., and the Historic Leadline at 5:30 p.m. in the Small Arena, and, after the convention is over, the Large Arena is transformed in time for the Square Dance Parade and Competition at 6:45, but also, catch...

The miniature horse pull in the Equine Arena at 6 p.m., as well as demonstrations of carving, cooking, crafting, blacksmithing, and more, at various locations across the Weis Expo Hall and the Main Hall throughout the day.

And, don't forget -- courtesy of PSECU, PennAg Industries, and Capital Area Transit, free buses run every seven minutes from the capital complex from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Don't worry about driving, and get dropped off right at the Farm Show door just in time for a Food Court lunch!

We'll see YOU Monday at the 2017 PA Farm Show!

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