Sec. Redding congratulated newly-crowned 2015 PA Fair Queen Alaina Eisenhour of Wellsville, York Co., and 2015 PA Alternate Fair Queen Brittany Balmer of Manheim, Lancaster Co., and thanked outgoing 2014 PA Fair Queen Lia Schmittel for her service to PA's ag fairs.
Fruit and vegetable growers from across the Mid-Atlantic states listened to a keynote address from Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding discussing human capital in agriculture operations during their annual conference in Hershey.
Sec. Redding joined FFA member in packing meals for Pennsylvanians in need in the Maclay Street Lobby of the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 10-17 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.