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June 09, 2021 - Mechanicsburg, PA

Wolf Administration to Families: Kids are the Future of Pennsylvania Agriculture, Explore Hands-On Ag Opportunities this Summer

With Pennsylvania's agriculture industry providing $132.5 billion to Pennsylvania's economy and the industry leading the nation for production in many sectors, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Acting Secretary of Education Noe Ortega stressed the importance of cultivating the next generation of agriculturalists by offering kids opportunities for hands-on agriculture experiences over the summer.

"Kids are the future of the industry that we all rely on for three meals a day and the clothes on our backs," said Redding. "It's all of our responsibility to show them the value of farming and agriculture, to grow an interest in being a part of this meaningful industry.

"Whether you're taking them to an on-farm creamery for an ice cream cone or talking about the origins of their favorite foods, with early guidance from caring adults, kids can explore a variety of career opportunities in ways that enrich their childhood and position them for a successful future," added Redding.

Redding and Ortega were joined by members of the Pennsylvania FFA and Commission for Agriculture Education Excellence today at the Farm Park at Paulus Farm Market. The Farm Park is an ideal destination for raising agriculture-aware kids with opportunities to see and feed a diverse variety of farm animals and seasonal activities such as flower and pumpkin picking. Following their time on the farm, families can enjoy local agriculture products from the market or a cone of ice cream.



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