Harrisburg - For the first time, the "U.S. Farm Report," a nationally-syndicated TV show focused on agricultural issues, will come to Pennsylvania to shine a spotlight on the state's top industry, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today.
Set for Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m., the live taping will take place on the Expo Hall stage during the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The public is invited to attend and observe the event.
"Pennsylvania's number one industry is agriculture, and the state leads the nation in production of a variety of agricultural commodities and programs," said Redding. "Hosting a television show of this caliber is a tremendous opportunity to put our state's agriculture industry- and the producers and industry leaders who dedicate their lives to it - on a national stage."
A panel including Redding, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Bruce McPheron, Lancaster County dairy and crop producer Rob Barley of Star Rock Farms, and Adams County orchard and farm market owner Kay Hollabaugh of Hollabaugh Brothers, will discuss current agricultural issues with U.S. Farm Market reporter Al Pell.
The TV show can be found on three Pennsylvania stations - WSEE in Erie, WTAJ in Johnstown and WOLF in Wilkes-Barre - and the broadcasts are also available online at www.agweb.com/usfr.
The 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 8-15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.
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