CAMP HILL, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau will host a variety of activities, including kid-friendly events, in its exhibit area at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show from Jan. 4-11 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
The Farm Show provides farmers a perfect location to meet people from cities, the suburbs and rural communities to discuss farm practices and food production.
“Pennsylvania farmers are committed to reaching out to the public to better inform them about how farmers care for their animals, the environment and the food they produce,” said PFB President Carl T. Shaffer. “The next generation of farmers and others interested in agricultural related careers, such as 4-H and FFA members, will also be on hand to participate in a wide range of competitions throughout the farm show.”
Visitors can stop by PFB’s exhibit area Jan. 4-5 from 1-3 p.m. to meet “Dairy Carrie,” a dairy farmer from Wisconsin, who is known nationally for her involvement in social media, which includes blogging about farming issues.
To learn more about Dairy Carrie, visit her website at www.dairycarrie.com or visit her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DairyCarrie.
PFB will also offer information on its programs and services, along with several interactive activities. For example, the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation will present “Exceptional Equines,” a hands-on equine learning activity for children.
All youngsters who participate in the activity will be given a horse visor (while supplies last) and an informational activity page to take home.
Background information on current issues impacting Pennsylvania agriculture will be available at PFB’s Farm Show location, along with representatives of Farm Bureau’s Government Affairs and Communications Division, Member Services, MSC Business Services and Health Services.
Farm Bureau’s exhibit area (Exhibit 104) is located in the Weis Exposition Hall near the main food court.