103rd PA Farm Show & Auction Recap

The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, celebrated its 103rd year. The annual Farm Show boasts over 6,000 animals, hundreds of vendors, contests and demonstrations, and over 12,000 competitive exhibits. If you’ve never been to the show, we highly recommend checking it out next year – there’s a ton to see and a lot of things to do (and eat!). The event began Saturday, January 5th and ran through Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

Before the show officially started, the Fill a Glass with Hope kick-off event occurred on Friday, January 4th at the food court. As you have read before on WellSaid, the program provides nutritious milk to families across the Commonwealth.

This year’s Farm Show theme was “Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Story,” which was reflected in a butter sculpture.

People may be unaware that there is a strong connection between farming, agriculture, and natural gas development. Susquehanna County, the number one gas producing region in all of the Marcellus Shale, is home to countless farmers and serves as the main area of operations for Cabot. Hundreds of our oil and gas wells are developed and maintained on high-quality farmland. Due to this, Cabot has forged many healthy relationships with local farmers. Royalties from natural gas development directly benefit each farmer and their families which can help them buy new equipment for their farms each year.

One of Cabot’s favorite stops at the Farm Show is the annual livestock auction. This year, as in past years, external affairs coordinator, Bill desRosiers attended the auction and purchased some livestock to benefit local youth. As far as auctions go, this event is similar to the Harford Fair – which Bill has detailed on Well Said numerous times.

By the end of the auction, Bill bid on and purchased 4 pigs from Susquehanna County youth:

 

Additional photos from the PA Farm Show can be viewed courtesy of their Flikr account.

 

 

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Kelsey Mulac

Kelsey was raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania and attended The Pennsylvania State University where she earned a degree in Communications. Kelsey works as the External Affairs Coordinator at Cabot where she manages external communications, including social media and community outreach projects. Prior to starting her full-time position, Kelsey worked as a summer intern for Cabot while attending Penn State.

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