Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 07, 1984, Image 1

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VOL. 29 No. 10
We’ll be seeing you at Farm Show
Ag - the Keystone of the Keystone Slate
Page Al 9
Page 820
Page A2B
Other Farm Show highlights in today’s issue
Agribusiness nominees AlB
Legacy of J.D A2O
Good Partnership A 22
Adams County Fruitgrowers A 26
Pick up your free Lancaster Farming Farm Show Guide at Booth 274
Six Sections
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 7,1984
Victorian Farm Wife B 2
Keystone Degree winners D 4
Farm Show schedule Fl 7
Farm Show exhibitors F 23
Page A 22
Page E 24
Page 816
$7.50 per Year
6 days of
competition ,
and meetings
HARRISBURG For the next
six days Pennsylvania agriculture
will once again prove that it’s the
‘ ‘Keystone” of the Keystone State.
And being the Number One
Industry in the Commonwealth
that claim of agriculture can’t be
But if any visual confirmation is
needed concerning the important
role that agriculture plays in the
Commonwealth, the 68th Annual
Farm Show will dramatically
provide it.
Even before arriving at the
Farm Show Complex, the heavy
flows of traffic will give the first
Acres and acres of parked
vehicles will provide further af
And once inside the Farm Show
Complex, all doubts of the true
scope of Pennsylvania agriculture
and its annual extravaganza will
surely be dispelled.
A record 300 commercial
exhibitors will display their
estimated |35 million in farming
wares, which will range from the
largest combine, tractor or har
vester to the smallest seed on
Since the live poultry exhibits
have been cancelled by the Avian
Influenza outbreak, more space for
some 47 one-time exhibitors has
been provided in the East Hall at
this year’s show.
But there will be plenty of
livestock exhibits to view - more
than 2,300 that will compete for
upwards of $150,000 in premiums
and trophies.
There will be 150 equine entries;
423 swine, with 200 in junior
market competition; 624 sheep,
with 125 in junior contests; 472
beef, with 101 juniors; 499 dairy
cattle; and 125 dairy goats
Twenty-one Pennsylvania food
firms will be located in the
Marketplace with exhibits and
samples of everything from soft
pretzels and mushrooms to goat’s
milk and peanut brittle.
And when you really get hungry,
the various commodity and church
food booths will have their
customary Farm Show cuisine,
such as tiie popular milk shakes
and baked potatoes.
After tiring of wandering
through the commercial and
livestock exhibits during the day,
you can enjoy the special en
tertainment that is planned nightly
in the Large Arena.
The entertainment opens
tomorrow night with Farm Youth
Benefit Night and a variety of
musical talent that includes The
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