January 02, 2020
- Harrisburg, PA
Lt. Governor John Fetterman and Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture, carved from a half-ton of butter depicting three of Pennsylvania's beloved professional sports mascots: Philadelphia Flyers' Gritty, Philadelphia Eagles' Swoop, and Pittsburgh Steelers' Steely McBeam celebrating with a spread of Pennsylvania dairy products. The sculpture, a long-time Farm Show staple, encourages Pennsylvanians to be a fan of Pennsylvania dairy and give a cheer to the more than 6,200 dairy farmers in the commonwealth."Every year, Farm Show brings crowds to Harrisburg to celebrate things they love," said Lt. Governor Fetterman. "This year, we hope to connect even more Pennsylvanians to our state fair and to agriculture by representing the faces of those they already love, from the west and east of Pennsylvania."The sculpture, sponsored by American Dairy Association North East(ADANE), features Gritty, Swoop, and Steely McBeam united at a tailgate celebration through dairy. The sculptors began work in mid-December to craft the work of art from butter donated by Land O’ Lakes in Carlisle, Cumberland County.