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Farm Show's newer exhibit lets visitors experience "real" farm life

Written by Megan Lello and Radio Pennsylvania | Jan 9, 2013 4:00 AM

(Harrisburg) -- From cows to crops, visitors to the Pennsylvania Farm Show can experience life on a modern, simulated farm at one of the newer exhibits at the annual event. 

Pennsylvania Farm Show

The "Today's Agriculture" showcase allows visitors to walk through a life-size barn and see animals, crops, and machinery.

The exhibit's designed to give people an up-close look at the technology used on farms.

Diane Hoover is a dairy producer from Lebanon County who milks her cows using a machine. "The advantages of that are we wash the cow clean, and attach the milking machine to her udder. Human hands never touch it, and the milk never goes through the air and the environment, so it's very clean. It helps us to produce a good quality product."

Hoover also gives tours of the barn, explaining how cows and other animals are kept.

The Farm Show runs through Saturday.

Visitors can find a map of the country's largest agricultural event and its schedule here.

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  • yenah img 2013-01-11 21:38

    HI Megan, I think you interviewed my son and I today at Farm Show. Can you let us know if you are going to use it and when? We'd love to hear your recap. Thanks, Heather and Z Haney

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