BLOG: What’s Happening at the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show

first_img 100th Farm Show,  The Blog The winter holidays have come and gone, but now Pennsylvanians are gearing up for a very exciting annual tradition in Harrisburg — the Pennsylvania Farm Show.This year is extra special because we are celebrating the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show. The theme is “Our Commonwealth’s Blue Ribbon Experience,” which is a nod to individual experiences visitors have enjoyed since the first show took place in 1917.The 2016 Farm Show logo, a blue ribbon, recognizes the range of exhibits and contests that take place throughout the week-long event and make the Farm Show Pennsylvania’s state fair.In addition to yearly crowd pleasers like the butter sculpture, grape stomp, and legendary food court, this year’s show offers several new exhibits and events, including:A Weis Markets’ Farm-To-Shelf exhibit in the Weis Expo Hall where you can interact with farmers, processors and grocery store staff and learn about how the food you purchase at your local grocery store is grown, harvested and sourced and then makes its way to youPennsylvania Dairymen’s Association will reveal a new flavor in recognition of the 100th show at the opening of the PA Preferred™ Food Court on Friday, January 8 at noonA first-of-its-kind mushroom-growing exhibit, highlighting the growing process from raw materials to compost, from spawn to the delicious finished productVisitors will have the chance to be the judge and decide which of the four BBQ sauces at the PennAg Industries food booth will be named the 2016 PA Farm Show Best BBQ Sauce – including two sauces developed by PennAg Industries.The famous PA Preferred™ Food Court will offer new items as part of its taste of Pennsylvania:A blended mushroom burger from the American MushroomA carrot cake funnel cake from the Pennsylvania Vegetable GrowersWalking goat meat tacos and ribs from the Pennsylvania Livestock AssociationA BBQ Beef Bowl from the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s AssociationChocolate-covered bacon, chicken bites, fish sliders, fish nachos, oversized fresh-baked cookies and breakfast pretzel rolls from the PennAg Industries Association SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The agriculture industry in Pennsylvania employs almost 500,000 people and has a $40 billion impact on our state’s economy. The Farm Show serves as a gathering place for both farm families and city dwellers — a place for teaching and learning, competing and improving, and for enjoying the fruits of much labor and celebrating the commonwealth’s number one industry.I invite you attend this free, family-friendly event over the next week and take advantage of everything Pennsylvania agriculture has to offer.For a full schedule, parking information and more, visit the Pennsylvania Farm Show website. BLOG: What’s Happening at the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show By: Russell Redding, Secretary of Agriculture January 06, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Pulis backs Lambert to make impact

first_img “Saido got injured and missed the European tournament (Euro 2015), that was a massive disappointment for the kid. “But it has given him a break and a rest so hopefully he will come back nice and fresh.” Along with Lambert, James Chester and James McClean should make their Albion debuts but Arsenal loanee Serge Gnabry will miss out as he lacks match fitness. The former Liverpool hitman is expected to be handed his Baggies debut against Manchester City on Monday. He will partner Berahino, who scored 20 goals last season, and has signed to lift the scoring burden off the 22-year-old. And boss Pulis thinks the England forward can only help Berahino’s progression. He said: “Last year we relied a lot on Saido’s goals. “Rickie has a really good goal-scoring record and we are hoping he will add to what Saido did last year. “He will give us another threat. Rickie is a senior player and good character as well. I think Saido will learn a lot off him.” Berahino has been linked with a move from The Hawthorns this summer but Pulis believes he needs another season in the West Midlands. He added: He is a good player and we want to keep him and we want him to stay at the football club. “I believe another year playing regular football at West Bromwich Albion will make him a better player. “It will make him a stronger character and better player that is my opinion. Press Association West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes Rickie Lambert can help take Saido Berahino to the next level.last_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps physio Mickey McGlynn has today been reminiscing about the moment twenty-five years ago today when Packie Bonner saved THAT penalty which paved the way for Ireland to make the last eight of the World Cup in Italy. The crucial penalty save Bonner made from Daniel Timofte has been played over and over again down through the years and is regarded as one of the most iconic moments in Irish sport. When George Hamilton ushered those famous words, “The nation hold its breath” and David O’Leary duly slotted his penalty home which set-up a dream quarter-final with Italy the country went into meltdown.Today, all across the country people have been reliving that moment and sharing their memories of where they were that day when Packie made that save.One man that was there that glorious June day in Genoa was well-known Finn Harps physio Mickey McGlynn.McGlynn was behind the goals where Packie saved the penalty and today recalled the euphoria within the stadium in those ‘magical’ couple of minutes. McGlynn told Donegal Daily, “For everybody both at home and over at the World Cup in Italy it was just an incredible time.“I had travelled to Genoa on my own but just before kick-off, I bumped into two neighbours from Milford.“To be there to witness what happened first hand was something I’ll never forget.“The sheer joy and euphoria amongst the fans inside that stadium was electric and was truly something special.“Obviously with Packie making the save and being from Donegal it only added to the pride you felt.“You could see how much it meant to people inside the ground and for those at home. “Even twenty-five years later when you reflect back on it you see how much pride and joy people still have when they look back.“A special time that will never be forgotten by those who had the privilege to witness it.FINN HARPS PHYSIO RECALLS THE DAY WHEN THE BIG MAN FROM DONEGAL SET IT UP was last modified: June 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Italia ’90Mickey McGlynnnewsPackie BonnersoccerSportlast_img read more