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January 05, 2023 - Harrisburg, PA

Half-Ton Butter Sculpture Highlights 2023 Farm Show Theme: Rooted in Progress

Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this year's theme: Rooted in Progress.

The sculpture, a longtime PA Farm Show staple that celebrates Pennsylvania's 5,200 dairy farmers, highlights the strong roots Pennsylvania agriculture has today thanks to a vision rooted in progress and eight years of targeted support and investments for the industry.

"We celebrate this year's theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvania's farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan," said Redding. "The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots we've cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future."

Speakers Include:
Diana Dibble - VP of Integrated Marketing Communicstions, American Dairy Assoc. Northeast
Steve Harnish - Central Manor Dairy
Jim Victor and Marie Pelton - Sculptors
Russell Redding - Secretary, PA Dept. of Agriculture



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Diana Dibble, VP of Integrated Marketing Communicstions, American Dairy Assoc. Northeast, joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Diana Dibble, VP of Integrated Marketing Communicstions, American Dairy Assoc. Northeast, joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Steve Harnish of Central Manor Dairy LLC joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..The butter sculpture is a creative way to showcase the important role agriculture plays in our lives. Producing nutritious milk and dairy products, and feeding people, is what I love most about being a dairy farmer, said dairy farmer Steve Harnish of Central Manor Dairy LLC in Washington Boro, Pa. This sculpture could be my own family. This is a meaningful way to show how dairy farmers work with their loved ones on land where they have deep roots, but always farming for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Steve Harnish of Central Manor Dairy LLC joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..The butter sculpture is a creative way to showcase the important role agriculture plays in our lives. Producing nutritious milk and dairy products, and feeding people, is what I love most about being a dairy farmer, said dairy farmer Steve Harnish of Central Manor Dairy LLC in Washington Boro, Pa. This sculpture could be my own family. This is a meaningful way to show how dairy farmers work with their loved ones on land where they have deep roots, but always farming for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, Sculptors, joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_21.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, Sculptors, joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_22.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, Sculptors, joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_23.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, Sculptors, joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_24.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_25.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_26.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding joins Selina Horst, PA Dairy Princesse to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_27.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, Sculptors, joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_28.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PA Dairy Princesses Selina Horst, Natalie Grumbine, and Darcy Heltzel <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_29.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, Sculptors, joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_30.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding joins Selina Horst, PA Dairy Princess, to view the butter sculpture. Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_31.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding joins Selina Horst, Natalie Grumbine, and Darcy Heltzel, PA Dairy Princesses, to view the butter sculpture. Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_32.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, Sculptors, joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_33.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding joins Selina Horst, Natalie Grumbine, and Darcy Heltzel, PA Dairy Princesses, to view the butter sculpture. Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_34.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, Sculptors, joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_35.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_36.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future..Redding meets with people at the Farm Show. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_37.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future..Redding meets with people at the Farm Show. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_38.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>FFA, PA Dairy Princesses Natalie Grumbine, Selina Horst, and Darcy Heltzel, and Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_39.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22383_Ag_ButterSculpture_ED_40.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding unveiled the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture. Carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, it highlights this years theme: Rooted in Progress. ..We celebrate this years theme, Rooted in Progress, by highlighting the progress made over the past eight years and the opportunity that Pennsylvanias farm families have today to innovate, diversify, and plan, said Redding. The entire commonwealth benefits from the strong roots weve cultivated for agriculture. These roots feed local economies and Pennsylvania families, they break down walls holding Pennsylvanians back, and they are a strong foundation for the future..