Pennsylvania Farm Show to be held virtually in 2021


The Pennsylvania Farm Show will not take place in person this coming January, according to the state’s Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding.

“There are times in the life of a farmer when the risks are too great or uncertain, requiring farmers to make the tough decision to leave a field fallow. To protect our assets – both our people and our resources – from incalculable losses, we have made the tough decision to take a year to lie in fallow,” he said. “Rather than an in-person Farm Show, we will celebrate Pennsylvania agriculture virtually for 2021 as we prepare for a productive future.”

The show will take place over the same week it was originally schedule, Jan. 9-16. The theme is “Cultivating Tomorrow” and virtual events will be held for both the general public and those within the industry.

“We’ll look at our strengths and where we need to invest together in order to grow and cultivate for tomorrow. We’ll consider what has become crystal clear during the pandemic – that agriculture is essential for life; our people are resilient and innovative,” Redding said. “We will focus on agricultural awareness, education, and literacy while highlighting the interconnectedness of our food chain.”

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