• Rachel Lingenfelter

2021 Farm Show Goes Virtual

In previous years, the Pennsylvania Farm Show has brought over half a million people to the complex for them to share in the love of the state's agriculture. With the concerns of the coronavirus still on many people's minds and limits due to GOP mandates, the decision was made that the 2021 Farm Show will be virtual. So many things are in store from now until January 16th, the show's run time.

"There are Pennsylvanians from all four corners of the state and everywhere in between, sharing what they do on a daily basis to bring food to your table and fiber to your home," says Shannon Powers, Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. With COVID-19 keeping many folks and their families home last year, many took up the hobbies of baking and cooking. They became much more involved in the things they were eating, mostly due to the pandemic causing the shutdown or temporary shutdown of their favorite eating spots.

The 2021 Farm Show will not disappoint this year, with so many virtual events planned. Their Facebook page is sharing daily live videos from vendors who would have been in attendance at the show. Organizers of the show itself made a statement about the 2021 show, saying, "We'll look at our strengths and where we need to invest together in order to grow. We'll consider what has become crystal clear during the pandemic – that agriculture is essential for life, and our people are resilient and innovative. We will focus on agricultural awareness, education, and literacy while highlighting the interconnectedness of our food chain. Bringing to light that agriculture is virtually everywhere. We'll tell this story through technology as we envision and cultivate a prosperous, thriving future together."

All information about events, videos, and educational programs can be viewed on their website, link below! So, be sure to have your ducks in a row so you can check out the 2021 Virtual PA Farm Show!

Website: https://www.farmshow.pa.gov/pafarmshow/Pages/default.aspx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PAFarmShow

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pafarmshow/

(Information sourced from WTAJ News and official website of 2021 PA Farm Show)

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