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V 01.43 No. 10
VERNON ACHENBACH JR.
Lancaster Fanning Staff
Co.) Open to the public tomor
row (Jan. 10), the Pennsylvania
Farm Show in Harrisburg has been
perceived and described in many
different ways over its 82 years.
However, there is no other agri
cultural exhibition that matches it,
according to Dennis Grumbine, its
“Where else on earth can you
take a family and spend the day
Shawn, left, and Matthew Beam, Eiverson, plan to make great strides at their first
Farm Show. Matthew, 12, is in the sixth grade at Conestoga Christian School In Mor
gantown. Brother Shawn, 9, is in the third grade at the school. Matthew and Shawn are
taking two York/Hampshlre crossbred hogs, with genetics obtained by their cousin
Nelson Beam, Eiverson and uncle Brian Beam, Lebanon, to the Farm Show. See story
page A 22. Photo by Andy Andrtwa
Walnut Hill Logic Cathy, last year's supremo champion, still looking her EX9S
points at homo in her work clothM. She is surrounded by her friends, from left, Lynn
Neer, Delmar and Larry Zimmerman,ind Paul Near at the halter. See story page A2l.
Photo by Evantt Nawawangar, managing adltor.
No Agricultural Event Compares To Farm Show
enjoying as educational a show as
this, free of charge?
“It costs a lot more to take the
family to a movie, and that only
lasts three hours.”
Grumbine, a long time Farm
Show exhibitor, supporter and
member of the Farm Show Com
mission, may be biased in his
assessment, but the facts are not.
Fact: No other show in the world
provides Pennsylvania with the
opportunity to promote its multi
dimensional agricultural industry.
Lancaster Farming, Friday, January 9, 1998
as well as being able to provide
accurate, non-misleading public
education of the industry.
Fact: No other show promoting
Pennsylvania production and agri
business attracts such a diverse
audience from so many different
lifestyles and regions of the world.
Fact: No other Pennsylvania
show provides a forum for farmer
and non-farmer to learn, observe,
and to walk away with a better
understanding of the immensity,
diversity and importance of Pen-
$28.50 Per Year
nsylvania's agrarian and entrepre
For the agribusiness industry
(covers all commodities, pro
cessed foods and services), what it
means is that Pennsylvania pro
ducts are promoted to both poten
tial in- and out-of-state buyers.
Most of the other special
interest shows held throughout the
David Semmel, archivist, talks about his first visit to the
Pennsylvania Farm Show in 1932. As a 6-year-old, Semmel
couldn’t resist taking a lick from an ice cream cone that a
vendor held out to entice visitors to buy. To leam more
about farm show visits, and Semmel and his wife Mary who
live in Slatlngton, turn to page 814. Photo by Lou Ann Good.
Here*s The Annual
Farm Show Issue
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.) Again the Pennsylvania
Farm Show promises to be the premier winter event for farmers
and exhibitors who make their living in the business of agricul
ture. Of course, it’s a fun time to meet friends and neighbors or
show off the homestead’s best livestock, produce, or crafts.
In recent years, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has
invited foreign buyers interested in machinery and products to
attend the Farm Show.
This issue of Lancaster Farming is dedicated to the Farm
Show that runs from January 10 to IS. We have meeting sche
dules and times for livestock, crop, home and youth exhibitions.
We also have numerous on-farm interviews with families who
enjoy bringing their prize exhibits to the Farm Show. Advertising
messages and the building layouts will help you to find the pro
ducts, services, and events you want to explore.
Farm Show References
Farm Show Welcome AlB
Cathy Looks Excellent In Wok Clothes A2l
‘Pig Herder’ Dog Works A 22
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year target sales to in-state fanners
and agribusiness people.
That is not bad, but the differ
ence is that the Farm Show promo
tions are designed to help increase
in-state income and profitability
by increasing sales income.
For the production farmer, what
itmeans is the ability to learn about
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