HARRISBURG – The 2022 PA Farm Show is now in the history books. The eight-day event showcased agricultural and commercial exhibitions, livestock, educational demonstrations, and more. At this year’s show, 17 calves were born at the Calving Corner; 360 chicks were hatched; 12,000 pounds of milk was produced by dairy cows; and nearly 1,800 butterflies delighted guests in the butterfly tent. Also, 432 first year FFA students from across the Commonwealth earned their distinctive blue corduroy coats at the 93rd FFA Mid-Winter Convention held annually at the Farm Show. Also at the show, 15 college scholarships were awarded to agriculture students by the Farm Show Scholarship Foundation; over $385,000 was raised at the Sale of Champions and Jr. Market Livestock Sale. A portion of the proceeds will fund Farm Show Scholarship Foundation scholarships in 2023. Also, 33 animals donated by purchasers at the Jr. Market Livestock Sale to Central PA Food Bank and PA’s charitable food network resulted in 3,300 pounds of beef, pork, lamb, and goat meat that will feed hungry neighbors across the state. A half-ton butter sculpture, demonstrating PA farmers “Harvesting More” together was disassembled by 4-H members and sent to a methane digester on a farm to be converted to renewable energy. There were also 71 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie entries and 47 cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Connection stage. Pennsylvania agriculture is a $132.5 billion impact on commonwealth’s economy annually and supports more than 590,000 jobs across the state.