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​Tuesday, January 12, 2021

7 a.m.

National Anthem

Join us as we salute America and all who have served this great country to defend our freedoms with a presentation of the National Anthem sung by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski of Luzerne County.

Watch It Again: Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook Page and the Pennsylvania Cable Network

7:55 a.m.

Welcome messages from Senator Bob Casey and the staff of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

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8 a.m.

Backyard Woodlots
Penn State Extension

Owners of even small-wooded areas can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices. Learn the benefits of how forests are improving landowners' surroundings, how forests protect wildlife, and simple ways to maintain your wooded area to provide benefits for years to come.

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8:30 a.m.

4-H Demonstration: Archery
Sydney Brown, Vice-President of Internal Affairs, 4-H State Council

Pennsylvania 4-H State Council Vice President of Internal Affairs Sydney Brown teaches the parts of a compound bow and arrow, safety procedures and proper use of archery equipment.  She'll also review range rules and demonstrate the nine steps to shoot a bow.

Watch It Again: Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook Page and the Pennsylvania Cable Network

9:15 a.m.

Techniques for Managing Some Common Household Insect Pests
Penn State Extension

This presentation will be discussing some various integrated pest management (IPM) control measures homeowners can take to help control some commonly encountered insect pests, such as cockroaches and ants.

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Building soil, improving profits & reversing climate change through Regenerative Farming
Presenters: John Williamson and Eric Sauder, TeamAg Inc.

Regenerative agriculture helps farmers build resilient operations, advance conservation, and sequester carbon in healthy soils. In this session you will learn how to improve your soil health through regenerative agriculture and explore emerging opportunities for new revenue from carbon markets and regenerative products.

How to participate: Zoom (+1 646 558 8656, Meeting ID: 941 5900 9994)

10 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Cultivating Excellence
How Pennsylvania's Centers for Excellence are Strengthening Animal Agriculture

Pennsylvania is a leader in animal agriculture production. As animal agriculture continues to grow, investment in dairy, poultry, and livestock sectors remains critical in maintaining a safe and reliable food supply. Join Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Deputy Secretary Greg Hostetter, the Center for Beef Excellence, the Center for Dairy Excellence, and the Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence to discuss grant opportunities, emerging markets, on-farm biosecurity, ongoing research, and other programs that make our Centers for Excellence unique resources for PA farmers.

Watch It Again: Live on the Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook Page

Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Recipient and Donor Award Presentation

Join the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation as they award up to 21 scholarships to Pennsylvania youth and recognize the Junior Livestock Sale top buyers.

Watch It Again: PA Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Facebook Page

Virtual Calving Corner Kick-Off
Meadow Spring Farm, Lancaster County

Join the Calving Corner for a virtual kick-off event! Live births will be streamed all day.

How to Watch: The Calving Corner YouTube Channel

11 a.m.

STEM Demonstration: DIY Bioplastics

Join Katie McLaughlin, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, for a fun lesson on renewable and non-renewable resources and a tutorial for how to make bioplastics at home!

Watch It Again: Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook Page and the Pennsylvania Cable Network

Virtual Calving Corner - Q&A with the Bollinger Farm Family
Meadow Spring Farm, Lancaster County

The Bollinger family and their employees care for 475 cows and 700 acres of land on Meadow Spring Farm in Lititz, PA. The Bollingers enjoy what they do and are excited about the future of dairy farming. 

How to Watch: YouTube

12 p.m.

Kitchen Kids: Flatbread Mushroom Pizza

Gale Ferranto, President of Buona Foods and Alexander Ciarrocchi

Calling all kids!  Put on your apron, wash your hands and report to the kitchen. Review the recipe and line up your Pennsylvania ingredients.

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Caring for the Environment: Sustainability on Dairy Farms
Meadow Spring Farm, Lancaster County

Meadow Spring Farm utilizes a manure separator to make their own bedding, raises replacement heifers, produces its own crops to feed the cows and embraces solar technology on farm!

How to Watch: YouTube 

The Essentials of Business Planning
Pennsylvania Agricultural Business Development Center

Like a road map, a business plan helps you reach your goals. This is a practical discussion of what to consider for business growth and improvement. The Pennsylvania Agricultural Business Development Center, funded through Governor Wolf's PA Farm Bill, is offering this as part of a free series on business planning and marketing workshops through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers during the virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Registration required

Cooperative Solutions for Chestnut Processing

A demonstration of processing equipment by Stephen Hay, Orchard Manager at Penn State University.

How to watch: Register

1 p.m.

Veteran Spotlight: Butler Hill Maple Farm

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PA Farm Show Agricultural Law Symposium

The Year in Agricultural Law: The Year of Living Dangerously

Ross H. Pifer (Director) and Audry Thompson (Research Assistant) from the Center will review the biggest developments in agricultural law in 2020. 

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Behind The Scenes Look at the Milking Parlor 
Meadow Spring Farm, Lancaster County

Get an inside look at Meadow Spring Farm's milking parlor!

How to Watch: YouTube 

2 p.m.

From Cow to Cup: The Journey of Milk
Meadow Spring Farm, Lancaster County

Ever wonder how milk gets from a cow to your refrigerator? Tune in to find out!

How to Watch: YouTube 

2:15 p.m.

PA Farm Show Agricultural Law Symposium (continued)

Utility Scale Solar Leasing; How it Works and When it Doesn't

Brook Duer (Staff Attorney) from the Center and Doug Wolfgang, Director of PDA's Bureau of Farmland Preservation, will provide landowners with an in-depth look at leasing land for grid-scale solar electrical generation and how existing ag programs may conflict with a solar lease. 

Register Here

2:30 p.m.

Fun with Plants: Make a Light Maze

Seed Your Future

Phototropism is the movement of a plant in response to light. See it in action with a DIY plant maze!  Gather your materials and follow along with the instructions

Watch It Again: Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook Page

3 p.m.

A Positive and Open Discussion About Type 2 Diabetes

Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension Health and Wellness educators/Registered Dietitians will be available to answer questions about managing type 2 diabetes. Knowing your numbers, planning meals, cooking healthy recipes, and being physically active will be the focus of this session.

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Farm Tour: Phillips Mushrooms, Kennett Square

Based in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania — the Mushroom Capital of the World — Phillips Mushroom Farms is the largest grower of specialty mushrooms and a leader in overall mushroom production. For over 90 years and through four generations, the Phillips family has put a focus on innovation and quality to provide consumers with the best-tasting mushroom.

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What Do Cows Eat?
Meadow Spring Farm, Lancaster County

The Bollinger family and their employees care for 475 cows on their farm, so they have a lot of mouths to feed! Join us to learn all about a cow's diet.

How to Watch: YouTube 

3:30 p.m.

Farm Show History: 1940's-1960's

Learn about the traditional Pennsylvania Farm Show event, the sprawling facility, and the many changes that have taken place over the years as Jason Morgenstern, Building Maintenance Supervisor, presents the Farm Show History series.

Watch It Again: Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook Page and the Pennsylvania Cable Network

4 p.m.

Cooking Hacks with GIANT

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Calf Care 101
Meadow Spring Farm, Lancaster County

How to Watch: The Calving Corner YouTube Channel 

4:30 p.m.

Let's Make Dinner: Mushroom, Fennel, Onion, Asiago Crostata
Kurt Wewer, Executive Chef, Central PA Chef Consultants, Harrisburg

Born and raised in Hummelstown, PA, Kurt Wewer is a self-taught chef, butcher, hunter, forager, and farmer. Kurt's passion for food has won him such accolades as Central PA SuperChef 2014 & 2017. Kurt is currently helping Pennsylvania restauranteurs innovate and sustain through the COVID 19 pandemic.       

Review the recipe in advance to have ingredients ready to cook along with our chef!       

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5:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Pairings: Lebanon Bologna Wedge Salad Bites and PA Modern Cider
Perfectly paired Pennsylvania products!  Tune-in to get your daily fix of PA goodness. Enjoy the pairing from home, review the recipe to stock your PA ingredients.

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Q&A Round Two with the Bollinger Farm Family
Meadow Spring Farm, Lancaster County

The Bollinger Farm Family is back to answer another round of questions about dairy cows and their work on Meadow Spring Farm. 

How to Watch: YouTube 

7 p.m.

Goodnight Story

Kathy Hale, Librarian at the State Library of Pennsylvania

After a full day of Farm Show, there's nothing better than a goodnight story.  Join Kathy Hale, a librarian at the State Library of Pennsylvania, as she reads Pigs

Watch It Again: Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook Page

Chestnut Farming: A Growth Opportunity

A conversation with Amy Miller, chestnut farmer with Route 9 Cooperative hosted by Jim Searing, PA/NJ Chapter Board president. She'll talk about the challenges and future opportunities for chestnut farming in Pennsylvania. The U.S. has only 900 farms producing chestnuts on 3,700 acres, with most chestnut acreage in Michigan, Florida, California, Oregon, and Virginia. Yet less than 50 miles from the PA/Ohio border, Route 9 Cooperative is producing nuts, trees, and flour that sells out every year.

How to watch: Register

Live Chat: Managing Stress on the Dairy
Center for Dairy Excellence

As we begin the new year, levels of anxiety, stress and depression are increasing. Stress has become a significant part of the daily lives of dairy farmers, their families, and employees. From the ongoing instability in the market prices for dairy products and the current COVID-19 pandemic to the evolution of the dairy industry during recent times and shifts in farming practices and climate, it's important to remember that you are not alone.

Join us for a live chat and start the new year by normalizing the conversation around mental health for those in the dairy community. The event is free and no registration is necessary.

How to watch: Zoom (Meeting ID: 881 7109 4287, Passcode 227335), Conference Call: (669) 900-9128, Facebook, or YouTube

8 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Cultivating the Future
How Agriculture Education & Youth Organizations are Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow

Kids are the future. Learn how today's youth are discovering opportunities in agriculture through agriculture education and youth organizations. Members of 4-H, FFA, MANRRS and the Agriculture Education Commission will join Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding to share their voices and how youth can become involved in agriculture within their own communities. Cultivating kids is Cultivating the Future.

Watch It Again: Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook Page