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The Pennsylvania Farm Show is back in person, but attendance is down

The last in-person Farm Show in 2020 had more than 12,000 competitive exhibitors and this year’s competitive entries are just over 2,200. Commercial vendors and competitive exhibitors have continued to cancel past the first day of the show on Saturday. And, as anticipated, attendance appears to be low.

By Julia Agos

The state of agriculture in Pennsylvania

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected farming over the past two years.

By Scott LaMar

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Pennsylvania Farm Show is all virtual this year amid pandemic

Highlights will include a how to tie dye with plants, an alpaca obstacle course and agriculturally themed bedtime stories.

By Julia Agos

Pa. Farm Show cancels butter sculpture, citing COVID-19 concerns

State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said COVID-19 made the event too risky for the sculptors, the Farm Show staff and those involved in recording and broadcasting the event.

By The Associated Press

In-person Pennsylvania Farm Show canceled over virus worries

Farm Show organizers expect to release more details about the virtual event.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Young ‘farmers’ plan to pursue a range of careers

A convention of young farmers at the Pennsylvania Farm Show this week underscored the changing nature of agriculture.

By Rachel McDevitt

Smart Talk Road Trip to Pa. Farm Show

Agriculture has been described as Pennsylvania’s number one industry because it has such an economic and cultural impact on the state. So, any change in policy, the economy, weather and climate or consumer tastes affects Pennsylvanians.

By Scott LaMar