Farm Show Offers Interactive Learning Experience

HARRISBURG – Petting an alpaca, meeting a dairy princess and identifying unusual products that contain wood are just a few of the things visitors to the 2008 Pennsylvania Farm Show can do at 11 hands-on learning stations designed to teach visitors about agriculture, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today.

“The Farm Show is an excellent way for both children and adults to learn more about Pennsylvania agriculture and how it affects our daily lives,” Wolff said. “The learning stations will help visitors explore different aspects of agriculture through memorable activities including live animals and games.”

The 11 educational sites will be marked with the “Farm Show Farmer” learning station icon. The learning stations can also be found on the map in the souvenir booklet, which can be purchased at the show.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 8,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 270 commercial exhibitors. The eight-day show is Jan. 5-12, at the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. Admission is free and parking is $5. For more information, including a complete list of the 11 learning stations, visit here.

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