HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) is encouraging local residents to take part in the last remaining days of the 102nd Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Wagner spent several days at the 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show participating in various events, including congratulating Red Lion Area High School graduate Sam Bacon for earning a scholarship through the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation. Sam is from Chanceford Township and is currently a sophomore at Oklahoma State University.
“Sam has a bright future ahead of him and he’s made all of us from York County very proud,” Wagner said. “We wish nothing but the best for Sam in his future endeavors.”
Senator Wagner also participated in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Sale of Champions, where he purchased over 100 animals for charity. Wagner donated the animals, either to charity or back to the students. “This is a way for high school and middle school students to get experience raising livestock and be rewarded for their hard work. Most importantly, it provides them with an opportunity to earn funding to pay for their future education plans. It’s one of my favorite events each year and it is extremely important to the future of agriculture in Pennsylvania,” Wagner said.
Wagner’s wife, Tracy, finished in second place – behind Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Chairman Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) for the Celebrity Draft Horse Team Driving Contest, which consisted of several state officials.
This year’s Farm Show concludes on Saturday, January 13 at 5 p.m. Wagner said it is not too late to come and learn all about what Pennsylvania’s agriculture community has to offer.
More information on the Pennsylvania Farm Show can be found at www.farmshow.pa.gov.