This week Pennsylvania’s Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding unveiled the 2024 PA Farm Show Butter Sculpture, a 1,000-pound diorama in dairy titled, A Table for All: Pennsylvania Dairy Connects Communities.
The sculpture was created by artists Jim Victor and Marie Pelton (pictured left) of Conshohocken to reflect the 2024 Farm Show theme, Connecting Our Communities, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of PA Preferred®, Pennsylvania’s statewide brand for locally grown and made agricultural products. Victor and Pelton worked on the sculpture over 14 days.
“Pennsylvania’s $14 billion dairy industry provides jobs 53,000 Pennsylvanians and makes up a third of our state’s food agriculture industry,” Secretary Redding said. “Our hardworking dairy farm families are connecting Pennsylvanians to opportunity and feeding our prosperity together. The Shapiro Administration is working hard to connect our dairy industry to future economic opportunities. We are proud to invest in dairy and highlight the industry and its innovative leaders during the Farm Show and year-round.”
The 108th Pennsylvania Farm Show will be held Saturday, January 6th through Saturday January 13th in Harrisburg at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. Details can be found here.
Photo: PA Farm Show