Mark O’Neill, Media and Strategic Communications Director
510 S. 31st Street , Camp Hill, PA 17001 • 717.761.2740 Email @pfbmediaone


For Immediate Release: November 30, 2016

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Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, who was interviewed for Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's Voices of Agriculture television program, asks Heidi Brower of Tyrone a question about farm animals after the young girl completed a hopscotch activity inside PFB's exhibit building during Ag Progress Days back in August.  Cantrell discusses her partnership with Farm Bureau and her platform of encouraging children to exercise and eat healthy during the program, which airs on RFD-TV on December 10.

(Camp Hill) – A Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) produced television program, which focuses on special events and outreach efforts involving Pennsylvania farmers throughout 2016, will air nationally on RFD-TV’s “Voices of Agriculture” program on December 10.

The half-hour episode, entitled “Making Connections,” looks at how Pennsylvania farmers engage with children, parents, politicians and even celebrities to provide a better understanding of how farmers grow food, protect the environment and stand up for critical agriculture programs.

The television show specifically focuses on a partnership between Farm Bureau and Miss America 2016 to encourage children to exercise and eat healthy food; a celebration of the 1,000,000th student participating in a lesson plan involving PFB’s Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab program; on the farm tours with state environmental officials to show off all of the conservation practices farmers are utilizing to improve the environment; and a successful campaign to save agriculture research facilities and Cooperative Extension offices from closing across Pennsylvania.

The show premieres on Saturday, December 10 at 3:30 p.m.

RFD-TV is a 24-hour television network and the flagship network for Rural Media Group (RMG), whose networks are distributed into more than 100-million homes worldwide. The RFD-TV channel is carried in Pennsylvania on DIRECTV (Channel 345), the DISH Network (Channel 231, 231 HD and 9398) and on Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 130).

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization with a volunteer membership of nearly 62,000 farm and rural families, representing farms of every size and commodity across Pennsylvania.