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January 05, 2023 - Harrisburg, PA

2023 PA Farm Show Food Court Opens Friday: Ag Secretary Previews Menu, Highlighting Pennsylvanians Who Benefit from Sales

Agriculture Russell Redding hosted area media for a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales. The Food Court will open to the public Friday, January 6 from noon to 9:00 PM. Admission and parking for the day are free.

On Saturday, January 7, the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show will officially open for eight days of family fun, education and excitement with the people who make Pennsylvania's $132.5 billion agriculture industry thrive.

"Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day," said Redding. "The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry - the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while you're at it."

Speakers include:
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding
Jennifer Reed-Harry, Assistant Vice President at PennAg Industries
Nathan Tallman - CEO, PA Cooperative Potato Growers
Dave Smith - Executive Director, Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association
Matt Strite - State Horticultural Association of PA
Mike Firestine - President of Fulton Bank, representing PA Livestock Association
Gale Ferranto - CEO of Buona Foods, representing Mushroom Farmers of PA
Zaleigh Wade - State Future Farmers of America Officer, Chaplain



Secretary Russell Redding laughs with FFA students as he tries the FFA Foundations apple pie pizza during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> PA Dairymens Association milkshakes are pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding talks with Dave Smith, executive director, Pennsylvania Dairymens Association, during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Secretary Russell Redding laughs with Matt Strite, State Horticultural Association of PA, during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Chiques Creek hemp tea is pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> PA Dairymens Association grilled cheese sandwiches are pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding takes a bite of Bell & Evans chicken tenders during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> PA FFA Foundations apple pie pizza is pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding talks with Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Brent Miller during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> PA Cooperative Potato Growers potato donuts, baked potatoes and pierogies are pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Chiques Creek hemp tea is pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding talks with Dave Smith, executive director, Pennsylvania Dairymens Association, during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> PA FFA Foundations apple pie pizza is pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Mushroom Farmers of PA mushroom burgers are pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_017.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_018.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> PA Cooperative Potato Growers potato donuts are pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_019.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding talks with Dave Smith, executive director, Pennsylvania Dairymens Association, during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_020.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_021.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> PA Cooperative Potato Growers potato pierogies are pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_022.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Mushroom Farmers of PA mushroom burgers are pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_023.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Pennsylvania Livestock Associations Flying Porker BBQ sandwich is pictured during a preview of items on the menu in the 2023 Farm Show Food Court, and the Pennsylvanians in agriculture who benefit from the sales, inside the Farm Show Complex on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Pennsylvania agriculture feeds our families and our economy every day, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. The non-profit groups who feed hungry crowds during the Farm Show represent the past, present, and future of our industry  the people who produce the food that feeds our families and our economy and supports nearly 600,000 jobs across Pennsylvania, and the young people pursuing careers in agriculture who will feed us tomorrow. The Farm Show is your chance to taste a slice of Pennsylvania and feed the future of agriculture while youre at it.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22384_AG_Food_Court_NK_024.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a>