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Thursday, January 12, 2017

HOUSE MEMBERS TAKE HOME THE GOLDEN COW BELL FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW AT THE 101ST 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.

Results were available Monday on the Results section of the Farm Show website. Please contact the Press Office for any assistance with finding results through this new system.


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MONTOUR COUNTY TEAM SHEARS, SPINS AND WEAVES ITS WAY TO ANOTHER VICTORY IN THE 2017 SHEEP-TO-SHAWL CONTEST 
For the sixth consecutive year, the Montour County team “Time Warp” wove a winning shawl during 38th Sheep-to-Shawl Competition Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

BEDFORD COUNTY'S FOOR WINS HER SECOND BAKING CONTEST OF THE 101ST FARM SHOW
The oatmeal cookies baked by Pam Foor of Everett, Bedford County took the top prize of $150 in the Oatmeal Cookie Contest today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Foor had previously baked her way to the top of the PA Preferred™ Chocolate Cake Contest. More...

DAUPHIN COUNTY TEAM SPINS TO FIRST IN YOUTH FLEECE-TO-SHAWL CONTEST AT 101ST PA FARM SHOW

Out of the six competing youth teams, “The Twisted Sisters” of Dauphin County spun and wove their way to the blue ribbon during the Youth Fleece-to-Shawl Contest on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

BIG SPRING FFA SECURES BIG WIN IN FARM SAFETY QUIZ BOWL AT 2017 PA FARM SHOW
Big Spring FFA and Union County 4-H Team A brought home wins in the Pennsylvania Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl, Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

REP. MIKE TOBASH DRIVES TO FIRST PLACE IN CELEBRITY DRAFT HORSE COMPETITION
Celebrities from across Pennsylvania took the reins as they maneuvered their way to the finish line at the Mike Waugh Celebrity Draft Horse Team Driving Event on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

CHILDREN PEDAL THEIR HARDEST DURING THE PEDAL TRACTOR PULL AT THE 101ST FARM SHOW
The Waterloo Boys Two-Cylinder Club of Kinzers, Lancaster County, brightened the day of around 100 children who competed in the Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

HOUSE MEMBERS TAKE HOME THE GOLDEN COW BELL FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW AT THE 101ST PA FARM SHOW
Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill of the 93rd District, southern York Co., won the Legislative Dairy Showmanship Contest with Analynn, a Guernsey fall calf, owned by Jackie Bortner of Sunnybend Farm, Spring Grove, York Co., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...


Thursday at the PA Farm Show
It's Veterans, Military, and Their Families Day, honoring the service of those who currently serve and half served previously. Start the day by attending the Ag-Vet Forum at 9 a.m. in the Susquehanna Room, which will address careers in agriculture and food sectors, current initiatives developing career pathways for those leaving active military service and veterans; opportunities in the Homegrown by Heroes™ program, remarks from farmer veteran Jim Metcalf and more. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Outreach Van will make its debut, providing information and assistance to veterans and family members who may be eligible for programs, benefits and services.

At 1 p.m., visit the PA Preferred Culinary Connection Stage for the Apple Day celebration, including an Army-Navy Cook-Off featuring teams of military service members, veterans and local TV personalities. Stay for the Homegrown By Heroes Award Presentation, at 2 p.m., recognizing the work of farmer veterans who participate in the PA Preferred program and their contributions to agriculture. Catch cooking demonstrations by Chris Cognac, writer and host of Food Network’s “The Hungry Detective” and judge on “Iron Chef America” as well as Brigadier General (Retired) Carol Eggert, VP of Military and Veterans Affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal, on the Culinary Connection Stage at 3 p.m. The PRCA Rodeo will also sponsor a swearing-in ceremony for new regional recruits for all military branches at 6 p.m.

Livestock shows are back in full force, starting at 8 a.m. with junior dairy goats in the Northwest Hall and junior breeding sheep in the Small Arena, followed by junior meat breeding goats at 3:30 p.m. also in the Northwest Hall. Catch the Oxen Demonstration in the Equine Arena at 4 p.m. and the Equine Showcase at 6 p.m. Enjoy the fun of the Exceptional Rodeo, where participants in the PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeo whoop it up with kids with fun like stick horse races, roping, and other activities at 1 p.m. ahead of the evening's rodeo at 7 p.m.

Learn about a unique piece of PA history at noon with the Ag101 presentation of the Dennis Farm in Susquehanna County, which has been owned by the Perkins-Dennis family for nearly 225 years, since it was first purchased by the family of Prince Perkins, free African-Americans who were part of the original wave of colonization in the region following the American Revolution.

We're looking forward to seeing YOU tomorrow at the 2017 PA Farm Show!

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