Pennsylvania Farm Show 2023: Rooted in Progress

Pennsylvania Farm Show 2023Credit: Commonwealth Media Services

PENNSYLVANIA — This year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show will celebrate the state’s agricultural roots and vision for the future. The event, which runs from January 7-14, 2023, will incorporate a number of exhibitions and events highlighting the importance of agriculture in the state.

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said, “Each year, a theme is chosen for the Pennsylvania Farm Show to celebrate Pennsylvania agriculture. This year’s theme honors our roots and vision for the future.”

Pennsylvania’s agricultural roots run deep. For centuries, farming families have worked the land, raised animals, and cultivated crops to feed their families and their communities. Today, Pennsylvania’s farmers continue to work hard to provide fresh, local food for Pennsylvanians, while also meeting the challenges of a changing marketplace and a shifting climate.

The 2023 Farm Show theme, Rooted in Progress, celebrates the progress that Pennsylvania’s farmers have made in recent years and looks ahead to the innovative solutions they will continue to develop to keep agriculture thriving in the Keystone State.

The show will include exhibits and demonstrations on a variety of topics, including new technology and equipment, sustainable practices, animal welfare, and more. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the latest research findings and connect with other farmers from across the state.

“As the Farm Show is rooted as a tradition for Pennsylvanians and visitors alike, we are excited to welcome all to the 2023 show,” said Michael Chapaloney, Executive Director of Tourism at the state Department of Community and Economic Development. “While some aspects remain the same, the Farm Show continues to evolve with the goal of extending a welcome to new audiences each year – that is the definition of progress.”

The 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show will feature fan favorites like the 1,000-pound butter sculpture, famous Farm Show Food Court, bunny-hopping and sheep-shearing competitions (among hundreds of other competitive agricultural events), cooking demonstrations at the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection, and more than one million square feet of hands-on agriculture education opportunities and chances to engage with the people who power Pennsylvania’s $132.5 billion agriculture industry.

“We welcome everyone to celebrate our roots and the innovative spirit of Pennsylvania agriculture at the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show,” said Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center Executive Director Sharon Myers. “It’s the mix of old favorites and new attractions that make this event so exciting year after year. Come join us for good food and a fun, educational experience for the whole family.”

Pennsylvanians can also tune in on the Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook and Instagram accounts for a sampling of virtual tours, STEM demos for kids, Farm Show trivia, and stories of agriculture. For more information, visit farmshow.pa.gov.

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