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Commonwealth announces theme, logo for 2019 Farm Show

Farm Show shakes await takers at the 2018 event.

The timing seems perfect.

Last week was our area’s first snowfall of the season, a fitting time for the commonwealth to announce the theme and logo for one of wintertime’s main events in central Pennsylvania—the annual PA Farm Show.

For the 103rd show, the theme is “Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Stories,” with story-related events featured throughout the 10-day agricultural exposition, which takes place at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

Events will include a daily story time for children, interviews with Pennsylvania residents who work in agriculture and opportunities for attendees to tell their own stories.

“The agriculture industry and the people within it have a powerful story that has impacted our lives for centuries,” said state agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “It’s a story of passion, a story of conviction, a story of purpose and meaning, a story of hope.”

The logo, pictured above, states that theme, atop of an image designed to reference a book.

For 2019, the PA Farm Show runs Jan. 5 to 12 and will feature about 12,000 competitive exhibits, including some 5,200 animal competitions. Admission is free, though parking in a Farm Show Complex lot will cost $15.

“Each year, the Pennsylvania Farm Show uses a theme to communicate our vision for the future of agriculture, and this year’s theme speaks to the importance of using our voices to champion our industry, to be the storytellers expressing our mission and our purpose,” said Farm Show Executive Director Sharon Altland.

For more information, visit Organizers also said that, starting next week, they would use the Farm Show’s social media outlets, including Facebook and Instagram, to tell stories of PA agriculture.

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