Harrisburg - The Northern Lebanon FFA Chapter won Best of Show of the "Keeping PA Growing: Open for Business" exhibit competition, besting seven other FFA chapters from across the state with their Bell and Evans/ Farmer's Pride display at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Agricultural education students partnered with leading food businesses to design life-sized exhibits showcasing the advanced technology being used by the agricultural industry and the talents of FFA Youth.
Apple City FFA chapter from Biglerville High School, Adams County received Reserve Best of Show with their Knouse Foods display.
Manheim FFA of Lancaster County was voted "People's Choice," and received $250 with their display that featured Hatfield Quality Meat.
Sponsored by Lancaster Farming, each participating chapter received $500.
The themes of the remaining displays were:
• Penn Manor High School partnering with Lancaster County Turkey Hill
• Chambersburg Area High School partnering with Franklin County UTZ Quality Foods
• Pequea Valley High School partnering with Lancaster County Good Foods/ Golden Barrel
• Eastern Lebanon County High School partnering with Lebanon County Furmano's
• Cumberland Valley High School partnering with Cumberland County Seltzer's Smokehouse Meats
The 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.
For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
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