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​Tuesday, JANUARY 9, 2018


Diversity on Display Day: Every sector, large or small, is important to our agriculture industry. Look for signs saying, “I am PA Agriculture. Ask me how.” Find out how each person or business contributes, and the role they play in Pennsylvania agriculture.

AgExplorer, Diversity on Display, Know Your Farmer, Calving Corner, AG101 Presentations and Family Living Demonstrations including branch carving, lace making, wheat weaving, spinning, wool carding, wildlife artists, blacksmithing, chair caning, and the Bluebird Society of PA demonstrations are open and take place daily during operating hours.

Location Key:
BH          PA Preferred ™ Banquet Hall
CCC Crossroads Conference Center
E             East Hall
KCC        Keystone Conference Center
LA           New Holland Large Arena
CCS        Culinary Connection Stage
LFS         Lancaster Farming Stage
EL            East Maclay Street Lobby
GFS         Good Foods Stage
SA           Small/Sale Arena
EX           Exposition Hall
EA           Equine Arena
EB           Equine Barn
M             Main Hall

7 a.m.           Scholarship Foundation Breakfast (BH)

8 a.m.           Alpaca Show and Demonstration (EA)

8:30 a.m.      Agricultural Education Demonstrations (LFS)

9 a.m.           Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Awards (SA)
                     4-H Potato Grading and Identification (KCC)
                     Pony Pulling Contest; Heavy, Light and Mediumweight (LA)

9:30 a.m.      Sale of Champions (SA)

10 a.m.         Nicolette Spudic, Pick your Poison Consulting - Food labels presentation (CCS)
                     Carving Spurtles and Spoons Demonstration (GFS)

10:30 a.m.    Junior Livestock Sale; Goats, Swine, Steers, Lambs, Rabbits (SA)

11 a.m.         Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
                     Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

12 p.m.         Deidre Bloch, Co-owner and Chef at ScottDee’s Catering (CCS)
                     Make It and Take It: PA Rocks (EL)

1 p.m.           Ben Beaver, Executive Chef at Café 1500 (CCS)
                     Horse Pulling Contest; Light and Heavyweight (LA)

2 p.m.           Robert Dacko, Food Service Specialist for Weis Markets, Inc. (CCS)

3 p.m.           John Reis, Corporate Executive Chef at The Hilton Harrisburg (CCS)

4 p.m.           Chef Instructor Claire Dacko and Students from Dauphin County Technical School (CCS)
                      Pennsylvania’s Greatest Whoopie Pie Contest, Sponsored by Good Foods (GFS)

5:00 p.m.      School Cooking Challenge with Students from the Dauphin County Technical School (CCS)
                      Draft Horse Hitch and Drive (EA)
                      Rabbit Hopping Demonstrations (E)

6:00 p.m.      Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
                      Horse Shoe Pitching and Musical Entertainment by Make Mine Country and Chapel Hill (LA)
                      Celebrity Draft Horse Team Driving Contest (EA)
                      Agri-Magic Show (GFS)