The 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show is set to begin on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Penn. The 2017 event will continue through Jan. 14, and more than 30 learning stations for families will be set up throughout the venue.
The stations will be featured around topics including soil health, apples, equine, dog licensing, dairy, and sheep. There will also be a rodeo show, agricultural competitions, and demonstrations held throughout the show.
“Let each of us, whether a participant or a visitor to the annual Farm Show, be fully aware of the immeasurable importance of all individuals or companies who produce the food and fiber that helps to sustain this nation and even the world,” said William Piper, Chairman of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Foundation.
This year, poultry exhibitors will be back at the show to explain the benefits of these animals in the agricultural industry. Alpacas will also be returning to the event, and there will be extended equine events throughout the show for attendees.
“The strength of Pennsylvania agriculture and Pennsylvania itself lies in its diversity,” said Russell C. Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture. “This show highlights the diversity of all that our state’s agriculture industry has to offer.”