2013 PA Farm Show News

January 14, 2013
2013 PA Farm Show News

The 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 5-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.

 

PA Farm Show Celebrates PA Preferred® Products, Prize Entries

People from across the state and the mid-Atlantic converged on the capital city to experience the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States. More...

Lehigh’s ‘Muffin’ Marvels in Open Dairy Goat Competition

Muffin, a two-year-old Nubian doe exhibited by Diana Heimbach of Macungie, Lehigh County, was named Best Doe of Show in the Dairy Goat Show on Friday, Jan. 11, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Crawford and Bedford County Youth Win Supreme Champion Honors at Junior Breeding Sheep Show

Crawford and Bedford County youth pick up Supreme Champion honors during the Junior Sheep Show, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Bowman’s Haul a Boatload in Farm Horse Pulling Contest

Courtney Bowman of Rockwood, Somerset County won the Farm Class Horse Pulling contest on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Chester and Crawford County Youth Take Top Honors at the Open Supreme and Ewe Show

After a rigorous two day open breeding sheep show, champions for the Open Supreme Ram and Ewe Sale were chosen on Saturday, Jan 14 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Schuylkill and Lancaster County Boer Goats Earn Honors at 2013 PA Farm Show

Top meat goats from across the state were evaluated during the Open Boer Goat Show on Saturday, Jan. 12, during the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Big Spring FFA members Win “Agriculture Career Connections” Video Contest at the 2013 PA Farm Show

The Big Spring FFA Chapter received the most People’s Choice votes on the Agriculture Career Connections contest, besting eleven other FFA chapters from across the state with the video “Therapeutic Riding at Wilson College,” on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
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Exceptional Lancaster, Union County Children Granted Western Wish at 2013 PA Farm Show

A shy teen’s dark eyes sparkled, her mouth creasing, opening to reveal a broad smile full of green and red braces as she received a sash, proclaiming her Queen Desiree. Her brother squealed as he put on a straw cowboy hat signed by real rodeo cowboys. He would watch them compete that night at the Frontier Circuit Finals Rodeo at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Agriculture Secretary Beats Senator in Milking Contest Rematch

Following last year’s Celebrity Cow Milking competition, Secretary George Greig quipped to Sen. Elder Vogel Jr., “I’m ready for a rematch.” A year later, he got just his wish at the Celebrity Cow Milking Contest on Friday, Jan. 11, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Dauphin County Holstein Reins Supreme at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Shady-Row Dundee Daphne exhibited by Coy Campbell of Gratz, Dauphin County, claimed Supreme Champion during the Dairy Show on Friday, Jan. 11, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Junior Exhibitors Pick up Honors in Dairy Showmanship Contest

Junior exhibitors went head to head in the Junior Dairy Showmanship Contest on Friday, Jan. 11 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Dairy Hall of Fame Inducts Three Industry Leaders at 2013 PA Farm Show

Three key dairy industry men were inducted into the Pennsylvania Dairy Hall of Fame during the dairy show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show on Friday, Jan. 13. More...

Slow-Cooked Soup Warms up the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection at 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary George Greig’s wife, Christine whipped up a creamy vegetable barley soup at the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection on Friday, Jan. 11, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Shavers Creek Brings Environmental Education to Life at PA Farm Show

For 20 years, Penn State’s Shavers Creek Environmental Educational Center has educated Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors about the wonders of nature, from reptiles that creep and crawl to birds that soar over the state’s majestic landscape. More...

Schuylkill Youth Exhibits Top Meat Goat at PA Farm Show

Kellan Masser of Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, exhibited the top meat goat during the Junior Meat Breeding Goat Show on Thursday, Jan. 10, during the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Pedal Pullers ‘Hook’ Attention of Spectators

The Waterloo Boys Two-Cylinder Club of Kinzers, Lancaster County, brightened the day of more than 100 children who participated in the children's pedal tractor pull on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Families “Stick Together” to Win Sticky Bun Contest at 2013 PA Farm Show

Shelley Pokrivka of Seneca Valleys, York County topped 34 entries with her Heavenly Sticky Buns an took the blue ribbon at the Sticky Bun Contest on Friday, Jan. 11 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

 

Lehigh’s ‘Peppermint’ Takes Cool Win in Junior Dairy Goat Competition

Peppermint, a two-year-old Saanen doe exhibited by Andrew Bowman of Slatington, Lehigh County, was named Best Doe of Show in the Junior Dairy Goat Show on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Mifflin, Juniata Men Pitch Wins at Farm Show Horseshoe Competition

Metallic rings punctuated the atmosphere of deep concentration as horseshoes found their mark during the Horse Shoe Pitching Competition on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Antique Tractors Pull Their Weight at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Tractors from around the state competed before a full house in the antique tractor pull, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Beaver County Man Named Champion Bid Caller at the 2013 PA Farm Show

Matt Hostetter of Beaver Falls, Beaver County, bested 29 other bid callers and was named champion auctioneer at the 34th Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest, held Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Greencastle Gentle Giants Gallivant to Top in Farm Show Draft Horse Pleasure

Gentle giants exhibited by the Carbaugh family of Greencastle, Franklin County, took home several blue ribbons during the Draft Horse Pleasure Show held on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Sport of Kings Gallops to Its First Appearance at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Polo teams Work to Ride and West Shore Polo Club competed and made the first polo demonstration a success on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

PA Liquor Control Board to Offer Consumers PA Preferred® Wines in Local PA Wine & Spirits Stores

In an effort to support local wineries, the PLCB announced a partnership with the Pennsylvania Winery Association that will allow PA Preferred® wineries to place a limited number of varietals in select PA Wine & Spirits Stores. More...

Celebrities Stomped, Squished Smashed Grapes to Victory at PA Farm Show

There were wooden barrels, grape colored feet, memories of an old “I Love Lucy” re-run, and Elvis’s Hound Dog playing in the background as 10 Pennsylvania celebrities competed in the first “Great Grape Stomp” on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More... 

'Time Warp’ Spins Winning Wrap in Farm Show Sheep-to-Shawl Competition

At the deft hands of Montour County’s “Time Warp” team, wool from a newly shorn sheep was woven into a winning shawl for the second consecutive year during the 34th Sheep-to-Shawl competition on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Bedford County Woman Wins First-Ever Fudge Contest

Marian Fields of Bedford County received the first place rosette along with $125 and gift bag at the first Fudge Contest on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Twenty Teams Power Through Horse Pulling Contest

Jay Kessler of Bradford County and Scott Brown of Westmoreland County won their divisions in the Horse Pulling Contest on Tuesday, Jan. 8 the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

PA Rep Mike Tobash Wins Celebrity Draft Horse Driving Contest

Elected officials and local celebrities tried their best at driving a draft horse hitch team through an obstacle course Tuesday night Jan. 8, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Farm Show Celebrates 461 Years of Family Farming with New Century, Bicentennial Farms

Agriculture Secretary George Greig recognized three farm families for working their Pennsylvania farms for generations Wednesday during the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Weathermen Cook Up a Storm at the PA Preferred® Best Cheeseburger Showdown

Eric Finkenbinder and Ryan Cole Of WHTM-ABC27 aren’t just meteorologists, but master chefs as they served up the winning the PA Preferred® Best Cheeseburger Showdown Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Adams County Teens WIn Fleece-to- Shawl Competition

While other teens were slowly beginning a regular school day, fiber fanatics were unloading looms, prepping patterns and decking out displays, anxiously awaiting the signal to start. More...

Dutchman ‘Flies’ to First Place Finish in Arena Carriage Race

The Flying Dutchman, exhibited by Aaron Sullivan of Lancaster County flew to a first place finish during the Arena Carriage Race held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Mifflinburg FFA and Cumberland County 4-H Top Farm Safety Quiz Bowl

Mifflinburg FFA and Cumberland County Team A won their respective brackets at the Farm Safety Quiz Bowl on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

PA Sen. Waugh Named Top Celebrity Showman

State Sen. Mike Waugh of York County won the Celebrity Dairy Showmanship contest on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Four-Hooved Heroes Demonstrate How They Keep Pennsylvanians Safe as State Police

Pandemonium erupted early Sunday morning at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Expo Center when a group of rowdy teens and twenty-something’s began demonstrating in the Large Arena, surrounding a police cruiser and presenting a potential public danger. More...

Beautiful Belgian ‘Blondes’ Highlight Draft Horse Hitch Show

Several teams of Belgian Drafts stole the spotlight during the Draft Horse Hitch competition on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

First Lady Cooks First Food at 2013 PA Farm Show

An apron, knife and disposable gloves replaced Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett’s usual tools as she took center stage at the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection on Monday, Jan. 7, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Armstrong, Fayette Counties Exhibit Winning Beef Cattle

Robert Work, Fayette County garnered Supreme Champion Beef honors with Female WLC Lucy 0732 2001. A Supreme Champion Breeding Bull also stood out on top. Bobby Shaw 12Z ET exhibited by Rylee Stockdale, Armstrong County won honors on Monday Jan. 7, 2013 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Farm Show Foundation Funds Futures with Cow Patty Fun

It’s bingo bovine style and it’s more than just fun and games. For the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation, it’s about fundraising farming futures at the Cow Patty Bingo held on Monday, Jan. 7, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

FFA Members Honored at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Pennsylvania FFA members were honored during the youth agricultural organization’s annual convention at the Pennsylvania Farm Show on Monday, Jan. 7, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Mercer County Young Artist Named National Poster Contest Winner

With an artistic hand and a vision, seven-year-old Colby Johnson of West Middlesex, Mercer County, won the National Poster Contest for Poison Prevention. He was recognized for his efforts on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

 

Lancaster Youth Takes Top Beef Breeding Honors at PA Farm Show

An Angus heifer exhibited by Matthew Mitchell of Reinholds, Lancaster County, was named Supreme Champion of the Jr. Beef Breeding Show on Sunday, Jan. 6, during the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.  More...

Greene County Boy Forces ‘Eclipse’ at Junior Market Lamb Show

Hayden Demniak of Carmichaels, Greene County, won Grand Champion Market Lamb, on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show with his 159-pound wether, “Eclipse.” More...

Juniata County’s Omen Takes the Cake in The Angel Food Cake Contest

Lucinda Donough of Port Royal, Juniata County, won the Angel Food Cake Contest with her “Angel Food Deluxe” garnered with roses and strawberries at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Berkoski ‘Thumbs’ Her Way to the Top in Thumbprint Cookie Contest

Debra Martin Berkoski of Conestoga, Lancaster County, won the Thumbprint Cookie Contest with her Cherry Thumbprint Cookies at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Sunday, Jan. 6. More...

Fayette County Exhibitor Earns Top Banner With Crossbred Steer

Samantha Fabian of Acme, Fayette County took home Grand Champion Market Steer honors with her 1,330-pound light heavyweight crossbred steer, Beau, on Sunday, Jan. 6 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Pennsylvania’s Got Talent at the 2013 Farm Show

The Zepp Family Band from Lehigh County won first place in the Vocal Group Senior Division playing the violin, bass, guitar and mandolin on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Garden Tractor Pull is a Family Affair at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Tractors from across the mid-Atlantic competed in the garden tractor pull on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

 

Jan. 5, 2013

The 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 5-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.

Governor Corbett Opens 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Governor Tom Corbett today opened the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show by welcoming visitors to celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. More...

Lehigh County’s Baker Earns Blue Ribbon in Farm Show Apple Pie Contest

Lorrie Rauch of New Tripoli, Lehigh County, won first place with her Peachy Apple Pie in the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie contest on Saturday at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Jubilate ‘Juicy’ Jumps to Supreme Draft Championship

Timothy Ruth of New Oxford, Adams County, made the draft horse halter show a little more ‘juicy’ after taking home the Supreme Champion title on Friday, Jan. 4, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Parlett’s Pig Reigns Supreme at PA Farm Show

For the third year in a row, the Supreme Champion Swine at the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show was awarded to a Berkshire, JTP2 Gold Miss 1-9, exhibited by James Parlett Jr. of Airville, York County.More...

PA Products Take Preference at 2013 Battle of the ‘Burg

This year’s Farm Show theme, “Made in Pa. It makes a difference,” was featured at the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection Stage during the 3rd Annual Battle of the ‘Burg held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show held in Harrisburg. More...

Karamoor’s Montgomery County Wine Has Its ‘Merits’ with 
Best of Show

Judges celebrated top PA wines from across the state at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show Commercial Wine Competition. More...

Bucks County’s PA Preferred® Chocolate Cake Wins With a Salty Pretzel Crunch

Kelley Madey from Bucks County won the PA Preferred® Chocolate Cake Contest and received $500 on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the 2013 Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Chester County Takes Top Prize in Youth Poultry Showmanship

Kurtis Miller won the senior division of the Youth Poultry Showmanship Contest on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Lancaster County Baker’s Bars Named PA Farm Show Winner

Miranda Getz of Lititz, Lancaster County, won the PA Preferred® Cookie/Brownie/Bar Contest at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Bucks County Hops to the Top at Rabbit Showmanship Contest

Amanda Sautner of Warrington, Bucks County, earned first place in the Rabbit Youth Showmanship Competition on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Hannah’s Hen Named PA Farm Show ‘Best of Show’

A White Leghorn Cockerel Bantam exhibited by Hannah Boltz of Grantville, Dauphin County, was named Supreme Champion Poultry on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.More...

Bedford County Woman Wins Farm Show Fashions With a Flair

Sharon Dunahoe of Bedford County won Best of Show in the Open Class of the Farm Show Fashions with a Flair competition on Saturday, Jan. 5 2013 at the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Fayette County Exhibitors Earn Top Banners in PA Farm Show Junior Market Goat Show

Jake Ritenour of Acme, Fayette County, took Grand Champion Market Goat honors with his 91-pound light heavyweight boer goat, Monster, on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show.More...

 
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