Mark O’Neill, Media and Strategic Communications Director
For Immediate Release:December 16, 2019
|Columbia County farmer Charlie Porter encourages two girls attending the 2019 PA Farm Show to participate in a baseball-themed activity designed to teach them about the connection between agriculture and a variety of items and food found at a baseball game.|
(Camp Hill) – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) puts the spotlight on educating children about agriculture and kid-friendly activities in its exhibit area at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which runs from January 4-11 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
“The Farm Show provides a friendly atmosphere where people of all ages can interact with farm animals, farmers and young people involved with agriculture youth groups, such as 4-H and FFA. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry, the latest technology, new opportunities for traditional farm families to diversify and more about the people who produce the food you eat,” said PFB President Rick Ebert. “We encourage farm show visitors to engage in conversations with farmers to learn more about the challenges they face while producing food for consumers.”
Farm Bureau’s educational charitable organization, the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, will be encouraging children to take part in an interactive farmers market-themed bean bag activity so they can learn about locally grown food and the various products made from that food. A second activity will identify a variety of foods available to purchase at farmers markets and then reveal how those foods can be included in a balanced and nutritious diet.
Meanwhile, a representative from PFB’s Government Affairs and Communications Division will be on hand to discuss current issues impacting farm families and Pennsylvania agriculture.
PFB’s exhibit area is located at Booth #213 in the Exposition Hall near the main Food Court.
“Pennsylvania farm families play a major role in supporting rural communities and the state’s economy by producing quality food for consumers,” added Ebert. “During the Farm Show each year, we look forward to meeting with people, who typically have limited contact with farmers.”
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization, representing farms of every size and commodity across the state.