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January 08, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Opens Final PA Farm Bill Grant Program During PA Farm Show Public Officials Day, Highlights Innovators in Agriculture

Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvania's family farms.

"Just as farmers are at the heart of Pennsylvania and its heritage, the heart of the PA Farm Bill is the Ag Business Development Center and it’s $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program," said Agriculture Sectary Russell Redding. "We need PA farm families to have sound business plans, because their success is Pennsylvania’s success."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski  enjoying the Milk Toast at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Paige Peiffer PA Dairy Princess offering up the Milk Toast at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sharon Altland Myers, executive director of the Farm Show Complex speaking at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Elissa Errett of Warren County singing the National Anthem at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding enjoying the Milk Toast at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski Complex standing for the National Anthem at Public Officials Day. Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding applauding Elissa Errett of Warren County for singing the National Anthem at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>(from left) Vannika Rice, and Denae Hershberger, PA Dairy Princess Alternates and Paige Peiffer PA Dairy Princess offering up the Milk Toast at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Paige Peiffer PA Dairy Princess offering up the Milk Toast at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Sharif Street is recognized at Public Officials Day.   Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>FAA Chaplain McKenzie Glass delivering the invocation at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Kathy Boockvar, Secretary of the Commonwealth enjoying the Milk Toast at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Inspiring Innovator Jason Frye of Pleasant Lane Farms speaks at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Inspiring Innovator Jason Frye of Pleasant Lane Farms speaks at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_021.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Inspiring Innovator Dave Conklin, founder of the. Wilds Sonshine Factory speaks at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17650_agric_public_officials_day_dz_022.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sharon Altland Myers, executive director of the Farm Show Complex speaking at Public Officials Day.  Addressing nearly 800 public officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the opening of the last grant program made possible by the 2019 PA Farm Bill. The $1 million Farm Vitality Grant Program aims to enhance the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvanias family farms. Harrisburg, PA  January 08, 2020