Farm Show 2024 Public Officials Day Invitation

Please join the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for the 108th Pennsylvania Farm Show at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.   

This year, the 2024 Farm Show theme is Connecting Our Communities. This theme speaks to the power of agriculture to connect our diverse communities in Pennsylvania. It’s about nourishing our communities, enriching our relationships, and strengthening the Commonwealth for generations to come.   

The 108th PA Farm Show will explore and celebrate the many people whose input into our agricultural industry create impact, cultivate resiliency, and ultimately, connect us all back to the farms and farmers of the Commonwealth. Agriculture is not just a way of life in Pennsylvania; it’s the very thread that weaves our communities together. Through these connections, we share stories of who we are, our hope in the future, our reverence of the past — strengthening bonds that transcend zip codes and town limits. In the rolling hills and bustling urban streets of our great state, agriculture is more than crops and livestock; it’s a shared heritage and future that connects us all.   

This theme was inspired by Governor Shapiro and this administration’s dedication to bring people together and get things done for Pennsylvanians.  Your commitment to agriculture as part of your work is a critical partnership for the Department and the Commonwealth, and we hope you can join us throughout the week. We wanted to highlight a few key events: 

  • The Farm Show will kick off with the PA Preferred Reception, held on Friday, January 5 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. You can register here.  
  • Opening Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 AM. Please note this event will be outside at the steps to the Maclay Street lobby. Please contact Jordan King, Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs at PDA at to RSVP.   
  • Public Officials Day on Wednesday January 10. This day provides opportunities for our public officials to network with farmers, agricultural support organizations, industry members and other officials from local, state, and federal government. The highlight of the day is the luncheon, which starts promptly at 11 AM in the PA Preferred Banquet Hall. Doors will open at 10:30 AM. You can register here

We would be honored if you would join us at the 2024 PA Farm Show as we recognize and celebrate agriculture.   

Russell C. Redding  
Secretary of Agriculture