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January 04, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Governor Wolf Kicks Off 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Invites Pennsylvanians to Imagine the Opportunities

Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding kicked off the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show, inviting the show's thousands of competitive exhibitors and nearly half a million visitors to embrace the 2020 theme and Imagine the Opportunities. Throughout the eight-day event, Farm Show-goers will have a chance to explore the breadth of Pennsylvania agriculture, its heritage, and the innovation driving its future.

"Food, fuel, and fiber. Billions in economic impact, hundreds of thousands of jobs. This is Pennsylvania agriculture," said Gov. Wolf. "It's an industry fueled by innovators and full of opportunity, and it's all on display and ready to explore at the Pennsylvania Farm Show."

"We're challenging the industry to turn dreams to reality; to diversify and break into new markets; to walk a new path and exceed the demands; and to empower the next generation," said Secretary Redding. "We're challenging Pennsylvania's consumers to take every opportunity to support the industry; to visit farm stands and farmers markets; to look for local names at grocers; to make memories on Pennsylvania farms; and to feed the imaginations of our youngest Pennsylvanians through hands-on agricultural experiences."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>From left; Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding; Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf; Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman; and Gisele Fetterman, Pennsylvania's second lady, sit together during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, center left, and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, center right, tour the west hall during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, right, and Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, center, tour the main hall during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf tours the west hall during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding look at chicken eggs during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lt. Governor John Fetterman, left, Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, center, and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, laughs together during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Gisele Fetterman, Pennsylvania's second lady, center left, reacts to a baby goat with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. speaks during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Wolf, with help from others, cuts the ribbon during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf tours the west hall during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf poses for a picture with a goat during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17648_AGRIC_Opening_Ceremonies_NK_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, center, and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, meet a rabbit, during the kick-off of the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Saturday, January 4, 2020.