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Friday, January 10, 2020

Potter County Youths Show At 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show

2020 marked the 104th year of the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The show was held from January 4 - 11, 2020 in Harrisburg and is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. Pennsylvania is proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition under one roof in the nation. The event showcases the quality and breadth of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry and the people who make it thrive. The show offers visitors a tiny slice of the industry that employs nearly half a million people and contributes $185 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy every year. The Pennsylvania Farm Show offers something for everyone, young and old, farmers and non-farmers, foodies and just people who like to have fun. Aside from food and entertainment, the annual event offers the public an opportunity to get an up-close view of how our food goes from farm to fork, and learn about the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture and the ingenuity of its people. Farmers have the opportunity to show off what they do best, meet old friends and new and check out cutting edge farm equipment, supplies and farming practices.

Five youths represented Potter County in the "Junior Market" animal project.

Autumn Harig, daughter of Renee and Ollie Hyde of Ulysses, a freshman at Northern Potter and a member of Headwaters FFA showed her 277 lb. market hog to a 3rd place win in Crossbred Division 17 and qualified for the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show Junior Livestock Sale.

Collin Morey, son of Cassie and Greg Morey of Coudersport, a senior at Coudersport Area High School and a member of Spud Growers FFA showed his lightweight crossbred steer to a 3rd place win and participated in the junior livestock sale.

Aaron Lehman, son of Brenda and Phil Lehman of Harrison Valley, a senior at Northern Potter and President of Headwaters FFA placed 5th in Crossbred Division 1 with his 240 lb. market hog and qualified for the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show Junior Live Stock Sale.

Aaron Lehman also showed his 146 lb. market lamb to a 10th place win in Hampshire Heavy Weight Division

Brittani Thompson, daughter of Cathy and Ricky Thompson of Ulysses, a seventh grader at Northern Potter and a member of Headwaters FFA placed 6th with her 247 lb. Hog in Crossbred Division 3.

Mackenzie Heyler, daughter of Karen and Ed Heyler of Watsontown, a sixth grader at Warrior Run Middle School and a member of Famous Rabbit 4-H Club won 7th place in Medium Weight Division 5 with her market goat.


Ms. Shutt said...

Congratulations Colin!!!! So proud of you young man!

Anonymous said...

They all worked hard! Proud of all of them!! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Here we go again. No names with the pictures. Families would be proud but without names it is just a bunch of people.