HARRISBURG – In response to the announcement that in-person activities will be eliminated at the 2021 PA Farm Show, Rep. Mark Keller of Cumberland & Perry Counties voiced concerns about the impact on youth exhibitors who show livestock and present exhibits. Keller, who is Chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, said he thinks it’s going to be devastating. Not only have young farmers invested time and money in preparing their animals for the Farm Show, but also these are the same teenagers from rural communities without access to high-speed internet for the “virtual” components of the show. Keller said the announcement had few details and does little to assuage the concerns of families who have been preparing for the Farm Show. He added, “Like much of the coronavirus guidance coming from the governor’s administration, we are again left in the dark.”

REP. MARK KELLER