Farm Bureau Members Help At Farm Show
Visitors at the Pennsylvania Farm Show had an unusual opportunity to see inside a working animal barn, thanks to a first-of-its-kind exhibit. The “Today’s Ag” exhibit was organized by the PA Alliance for Livestock Care and Well Being, an organization Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is affiliated.
The effort was spearheaded by the PennAg Industries Association as a way to showcase modern agricultural practices. Inside the 13,200 square foot exhibit, located inside the Main Exhibition Hall, visitors were able to see how agricultural producers provide care for their animals such as poultry, swine, dairy and beef cattle. Just outside the “barn,” but still inside the exposition hall, were examples of a variety of crops such as corn and soybeans in various stages of growth, in best soil management practices settings. The presence of no till and harvesting equipment in this small setting gave rise for lots of questions and opportunities to share agricultures story.
Gary Truax and Marlin Lynch of the Fulton County Farm Bureau were there for the day on the January 10t sharing with inquisitive visitors as they moved through the crop and equipment section of the exposition.