Today’s Agriculture Exhibit Expands

Chuck Zimmerman

Today's Agriculture ExhibitPennsylvania’s agricultural industry joined forces to create the Today’s Agriculture exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex. That exhibit has been expanded and will be ready for folks to see starting January 5, 2013. There will be a media unveiling on January 2nd from 10am to noon.

What is Today’s Agriculture exhibit?
Today’s Agriculture is an exhibit constructed within the Farm Show Complex showcasing Today’s Agriculture, including livestock for meat and milk; crops for feed; farm machinery; and on-farm conservation management.

How big is the Today’s Agriculture exhibit?
The exhibit’s total display area is more than 13,000 square feet, including a specially constructed 84-foot long x 48-foot wide barn that will house the farm animals.

Why did Pennsylvania agriculture join forces to bring Today’s Agriculture to life?
The best way to understand livestock and crop production is to visit a farm, view the systems, and ask questions. Farmers know it’s not practical to bring every Farm Show visitor to all the different commodity farms in Pennsylvania. Instead, they want to bring the farm to the public with the construction of the Today’s Agriculture exhibit. Farm Show visitors will see animals, in their typical housing environment. To feed those animals, farmers need to harvest crops with sophisticated farm machinery. The crops and machinery also will be on display, with farmers available to answer questions during the show.

Where is the Today’s Agriculture located?
Today’s Agriculture exhibit is located in the Weis Exposition Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex. Enter the Farm Show Complex at the Cameron Street entrance and turn right, through the Food Court to the Weis Exposition Hall.

What are the hours that the exhibit is open?
The Today’s Agriculture exhibit will be open to the public during Farm Show hours. Visit the exhibit from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5 – Friday, January 11, and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12.

Ag Group, Education