For Immediate Release: January 3, 2017
|Zach Cooper of Lancaster was all smiles after receiving a free beef cattle visor as part of his visit to Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's exhibit area last January during a visit to the Pennsylvania Farm Show.|
(Camp Hill) – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) will host a fun activity for children and have information on a variety of key agricultural issues in its exhibit area at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show from January 7-14 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
“We would like to invite all farm show visitors to stop by our exhibit area to talk about pressing issues impacting farm families and to learn about the work of our charitable foundation, which provides hands-on educational opportunities to children across the Commonwealth,” said PFB President Rick Ebert.
Farm Bureau’s exhibit area, which is located in the Weis Exposition Hall near the main Food Court, will include an area for children to participate in a fun hopscotch activity. Children who take part in the activity will receive a free visor, which will feature a farm animal. Families, friends and other visitors can also take a picture in front of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Photo Booth, which includes a farm backdrop.
Meanwhile, background information on current issues impacting Pennsylvania agriculture will also be on hand, while representatives of Farm Bureau’s Government Affairs and Communications Division, Member Services Division and MSC Business Services will be available to answer questions.
“Farm families play a major role in agriculture’s success across Pennsylvania by producing quality food for consumers, supporting jobs within local communities and bolstering the state’s economy,” added Ebert. “We enjoy the opportunity to meet with members of the public, who typically have limited or no contact with the people who grow and raise the food they consume.”
Farm Bureau also encourages visitors to stop by the area of the Farm Show Complex where live animals are housed in order to talk with some of the children involved in FFA and 4-H programs, who dedicate a lot of their time and energy raising and caring for animals taking part in various competitions during the Farm Show.
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 the state.