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October 22, 2007
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Junior Farm Show exhibitors can cut college tuition costs by winning a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. "We encourage junior Farm Show exhibitors to take advantage of this opportunity and submit their applications," Wolff said. "By helping fund the education of these students, we are strengthening the future of the industry and preserving the proud, essential tradition of agriculture in the commonwealth.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | January 12, 2007
Franklin County Dairy Princess Sarah Signore of Greencastle, Pa., plays Dairy Jeopardy with Lyaga Munyofu, 9 of Hershey, Pa., at the 2007 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Sunday. Signore promoted dairy at the show by speaking with visitors about the benefits of a diet that includes dairy, and playing games with children. "Dairy has nine essential nutrients that help your bones, hair and eyes," she said. Signore said Franklin County is the second largest dairy producing county in Pennsylvania.
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January 16, 2007
HARRISBURG - In all, 27 students received a $3,500 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation last week at the 2007 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Two of the winners are from the Tri-State area. They are Laura Grove, of Shippensburg, Pa., in Franklin County; and Andrew Meyer, of Warfordsburg, Pa., in Fulton County. State Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff presented the scholarships, citing the role young adults take in Pennsylvania's number one industry. "It is very rewarding when so many young people are active participants in the success and growth of our state's agriculture industry," Wolff said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | January 7, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Record crowds turned out for the first weekend of the 92nd annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, its director said. Pat Kerwin estimated that more than 50,000 people filled the Harrisburg complex on Saturday. He said Sunday was looking to pass that mark, too, in a year with even more to see than before. "We have record entries this year across the board ? animal entries and family learning," Kerwin said. The 2008 Farm Show continues through Saturday, with some of the traditionally popular features to come.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | January 7, 2008
HARRISBURG, PA. ? Record crowds turned out for the first weekend of the 92nd annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, its director said. Pat Kerwin estimated that more than 50,000 people filled the Harrisburg complex on Saturday. He said Sunday was looking to pass that mark, too, in a year with even more to see than before. "We have record entries this year across the board - animal entries and family learning," Kerwin said. The 2008 Farm Show continues through Saturday, with some of the traditionally popular features to come.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | January 12, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Monday marked the final day of the Pennsylvania Farm Show for many Franklin County exhibitors, as they took their cattle home to make room for the horses and other animals dominating the second half of the weeklong spectacle in the state's capital. Pat Sutton, of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., said she might return later as a spectator, free from the pressures of "making history. " She recently joined about 16 other exhibitors in competing with longhorn cattle for the first time in the farm show's 93 years.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | January 7, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Serena and Frosten get pampered with showers and blow dryers like most females, except they are purebred shorthorn beef cattle. Frosten won "shorthorn reserve junior champion female" for Kevin Stahl of Mercersburg, Pa., on Friday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Stahl, of Slate Wind Farm, said his class was judged on the cattle's femininity and thickness. "When it's cold, they don't get washed as much as they should. ... It's been warmer this year, which makes it easier," Stahl said.
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | January 15, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com HARRISBURG, PA. - The crowd in the Equine Arena applauded several times as six champion cows slowly circled the show ring while three judges evaluated them. The parade of dairy champions Friday afternoon at the 89th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show culminated in a 9-year-old Guernsey cow, Cedar Fringed Altann, being named Supreme Champion for the second year in a row. The cow is owned by Aaron Gable of Snider Homestead Farm in New Enterprise, Pa. Although the Supreme Champion hails from Bedford County, Franklin County dairymen made a respectable showing in the competition.
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by DON AINES | February 21, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County harvested a cornucopia of awards at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in January, and many of them gathered Tuesday to reap additional kudos from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. "We're proud of each and every one of you ... We're especially proud to see so many young folks," Commissioner G. Warren Elliott told the group of about 60 young and not-so-young winners from the show. "It's important because agriculture is very significant to Franklin County" and still its No. 1 industry, Elliott said.
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | January 23, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. bonnieb@herald-mail.com For the second time, a local family searched through the Family Living display at the Pennsylvania Farm Show for their daughters' entries and found one of them in the Best of Show display. Amy and Amber Crider attended the 90th annual Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa., last week with their parents, J. Arlan and Kathy Crider of Chambersburg, and sister Andrea, 9. "We were looking everywhere for the painting," said Amy, 15. "And we couldn't find it, then we found it at the Best of Show display.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 7, 2012
A common school of thought in Pennsylvania claims the state's annual agricultural showcase brings with it the worst weather of winter. But the 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show opened Saturday with sunshine and temperatures that reached 60 degrees. Themed “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate,” the farm show is expected to draw 400,000 people to the state's capital through Saturday. Visitors will find 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, 290 commercial exhibits and the always-popular food court.
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December 15, 2010
Thousands of animals, competitions and food are among the many attractions awaiting visitors to the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said. Set for Jan. 8 to 15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, the eight-day show will feature 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. It is the largest indoor agricultural exhibition in the United States. As a preshow appetizer, the PA Preferred Reception on Jan. 7 will feature stations offering tastings of Pennsylvania-produced foods and beverages.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | January 12, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Monday marked the final day of the Pennsylvania Farm Show for many Franklin County exhibitors, as they took their cattle home to make room for the horses and other animals dominating the second half of the weeklong spectacle in the state's capital. Pat Sutton, of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., said she might return later as a spectator, free from the pressures of "making history. " She recently joined about 16 other exhibitors in competing with longhorn cattle for the first time in the farm show's 93 years.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | January 7, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Record crowds turned out for the first weekend of the 92nd annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, its director said. Pat Kerwin estimated that more than 50,000 people filled the Harrisburg complex on Saturday. He said Sunday was looking to pass that mark, too, in a year with even more to see than before. "We have record entries this year across the board ? animal entries and family learning," Kerwin said. The 2008 Farm Show continues through Saturday, with some of the traditionally popular features to come.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | January 7, 2008
HARRISBURG, PA. ? Record crowds turned out for the first weekend of the 92nd annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, its director said. Pat Kerwin estimated that more than 50,000 people filled the Harrisburg complex on Saturday. He said Sunday was looking to pass that mark, too, in a year with even more to see than before. "We have record entries this year across the board - animal entries and family learning," Kerwin said. The 2008 Farm Show continues through Saturday, with some of the traditionally popular features to come.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | January 7, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Serena and Frosten get pampered with showers and blow dryers like most females, except they are purebred shorthorn beef cattle. Frosten won "shorthorn reserve junior champion female" for Kevin Stahl of Mercersburg, Pa., on Friday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Stahl, of Slate Wind Farm, said his class was judged on the cattle's femininity and thickness. "When it's cold, they don't get washed as much as they should. ... It's been warmer this year, which makes it easier," Stahl said.
NEWS
October 22, 2007
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Junior Farm Show exhibitors can cut college tuition costs by winning a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. "We encourage junior Farm Show exhibitors to take advantage of this opportunity and submit their applications," Wolff said. "By helping fund the education of these students, we are strengthening the future of the industry and preserving the proud, essential tradition of agriculture in the commonwealth.
NEWS
by DON AINES | February 21, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County harvested a cornucopia of awards at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in January, and many of them gathered Tuesday to reap additional kudos from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. "We're proud of each and every one of you ... We're especially proud to see so many young folks," Commissioner G. Warren Elliott told the group of about 60 young and not-so-young winners from the show. "It's important because agriculture is very significant to Franklin County" and still its No. 1 industry, Elliott said.
NEWS
January 16, 2007
HARRISBURG - In all, 27 students received a $3,500 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation last week at the 2007 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Two of the winners are from the Tri-State area. They are Laura Grove, of Shippensburg, Pa., in Franklin County; and Andrew Meyer, of Warfordsburg, Pa., in Fulton County. State Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff presented the scholarships, citing the role young adults take in Pennsylvania's number one industry. "It is very rewarding when so many young people are active participants in the success and growth of our state's agriculture industry," Wolff said.
NEWS
by KATE S. ALEXANDER | January 12, 2007
Franklin County Dairy Princess Sarah Signore of Greencastle, Pa., plays Dairy Jeopardy with Lyaga Munyofu, 9 of Hershey, Pa., at the 2007 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Sunday. Signore promoted dairy at the show by speaking with visitors about the benefits of a diet that includes dairy, and playing games with children. "Dairy has nine essential nutrients that help your bones, hair and eyes," she said. Signore said Franklin County is the second largest dairy producing county in Pennsylvania.
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