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January 12, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Announces $500,000 Available for Ag and Youth Education Programs During Virtual Pennsylvania Farm Show

During the virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has announced the availability of $500,000 through the Pennsylvania Farm Bill's Ag and Youth Grant Program to fund projects such as ag education and workforce development programs, seminars and field trips, agricultural safety training, capital projects, or equipment purchases that will help to build a strong future workforce for Pennsylvania's leading industry.

"We predict a shortfall in the agriculture workforce in the coming years as more older farmers retire and new, more technological jobs are created," Redding said. "The remedy is education and awareness. By sparking an early interest in agriculture through hands-on programs, we cultivate future industry leaders. Agriculture offers a variety of satisfying, family-sustaining jobs. These grants will expose youth to all that agriculture has to offer and lead to a strong ag workforce for tomorrow."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Yoniemai Williams, 17, senior at W.B. Saul High School and FFA president, works with horses at the school in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Asjah Thomas, 17, senior at W.B. Saul High School, works the soil at W.B. Saul High School in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Delaware Valley University's Daijah Barrett 22, works with plants inside the university's Feldstein Horticulture Science Center research greenhouses in Doylestown on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Joe McCaffrey 18, senior at W.B. Saul High School, works with sheep at W.B. Saul High School in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Yoniemai Williams, 17, senior at W.B. Saul High School and FFA president, works with horses at the school in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Asjah Thomas, 17, senior at W.B. Saul High School, works the soil at W.B. Saul High School in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Darian Poles, 21, a senior at Delaware Valley University, spends time with cattle at Delaware Valley University's Gemmill Animal Science Complex in Doylestown on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Yoniemai Williams, 17, senior at W.B. Saul High School and FFA president, works with horses at the school in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Yoniemai Williams, 17, senior at W.B. Saul High School and FFA president, talks with PA Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding outside the school in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>W.B. Saul High School senior Asjah Thomas, pets a cow at the high school in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Asjah Thomas, 17, senior at W.B. Saul High School, works the soil at W.B. Saul High School in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Delaware Valley University's Daijah Barrett 22, works with plants inside the university's Feldstein Horticulture Science Center research greenhouses in Doylestown on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Yoniemai Williams, 17, senior at W.B. Saul High School and FFA president, works with horses at the school in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>W.B. Saul High School senior Asjah Thomas, pets a cow at the high school in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Delaware Valley University's Daijah Barrett 22, works with plants inside the university's Feldstein Horticulture Science Center research greenhouses in Doylestown on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Joe McCaffrey 18, senior at W.B. Saul High School, pets a dairy cow at W.B. Saul High School in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Asjah Thomas, 17, senior at W.B. Saul High School, works the soil at W.B. Saul High School in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Darian Poles, 21, a senior at Delaware Valley University, feeds sheep inside Delaware Valley University's Gemmill Animal Science Complex in Doylestown on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>W.B. Saul High School seniors Asjah Thomas, left, and Yoniemai Williams, 17, FFA president, spend time with dairy cows at the high school in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 12, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18324_AGRIC_Farm_Show_NK_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Darian Poles, 21, a senior at Delaware Valley University, spends time with cattle at Delaware Valley University's Gemmill Animal Science Complex in Doylestown on Thursday, November 12, 2020.