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November 08, 2019 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Honors Pennsylvania's Veterans Through PA Farm Bill

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred® Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvania’s investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

"Those who serve in our armed services and those who work in production agriculture are committed to a higher cause. Love of country and its defense and love of humanity and growing the food that people need to survive," said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. "Today, we recognize that commitment and hear how we can better serve their needs as they work to provide for Pennsylvania."



<a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Joseph Kozak, Navy Lawn & Garden Care speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Aimee Morris, Glenn Hope AgriCare speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jay Brown, Alpacas farmer speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Representative Eddie Day Pashinski speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Scott Sheely speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Donald Hopler, Totem Pole Ranch & Vineyard Agriculture speaks at the ceremony.   Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks to Greg Stegall, Military Share Manager, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank   at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Representative Eddie Day Pashinski sings the National Anthemat the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Benjamin Janos Mozes  speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Troy Jochems, Hope Hill Lavender Farm speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Representative Eddie Day Pashinski speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks to attendees at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Raymond Collard, Alpacas of Stoney Creek speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_021.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_022.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack speaks at the ceremony.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_023.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Joseph Kozak, Navy Lawn & Garden Care speaks at the roundtable. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_024.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Greg Stegall, Military Share Manager, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank  speaks at the roundtable. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17530_agric_homegrown_heroes_dz_025.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at the roundtable.  Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture. The two agencies celebrated Pennsylvanias investments in farmer-veterans in a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Harrisburg, PA - Friday November, 8 2019.