Agriculture Secretary Invites Public to Attend All-American Dairy Show
Six-day Event Begins Saturday, Sept. 18, in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today invited the public to attend the 47th All-American Dairy Show, to be held Sept. 18-23 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
“The All-American Dairy Show is known worldwide as a premier dairy show, and for 47 years, Pennsylvania has been proud to host this event,” said Redding. “It’s not only a week to showcase our state’s best dairy cattle, but also a time to thank the 7,400 dairy farmers for their unparalleled dedication to the industry–one that contributes $4.5 billion to our economy.”
More than 2,400 animals will be shown by 925 exhibitors from 26 states and Canada during the six-day event.
Show week begins with the Pennsylvania Junior Dairy Show on Saturday, Sept. 18, where Pennsylvania 4-H and FFA members will exhibit their prize cattle.
The Premier National Junior Events–four full days dedicated to youth shows, contest and programs–is themed “The Stars Align in Harrisburg.” The 2010 event will feature seven national shows culminating with the selection of Supreme Champion on Monday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m.
The 13th All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show is dedicated to the Jersey breed this year, and will feature family farm exhibits. For the second year, a consignment auction for antique pieces is set for Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., and show hours are Friday, Sept. 17, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 18, through Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Thanks to the All-American staff and numerous volunteers who dedicate countless hours, the 2010 show is on target to be one of the best yet,” said Redding.
For more information, visit www.allamerican.state.pa.us, or call the show office at 717-787-2905.
Media contact: Jean Kummer, 717-787-5085
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture