It's a record-breaking at attendance for the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show. The Today’s Agriculture exhibit, coordinated by PennAg Industries Association, was an educational showcase of modern agribusiness food production practices.
About 40 alpacas graze at Painted Spring Farm in York County, which is owned and operated by Beth Lutz and her husband, Neal. Alpacas are shorn once a year in the spring. It’s a group effort — and a lot of work.
Lancaster County-based Messick's Farm Equipment Inc. is known for its seasonal decorations that brighten the Route 283 commute. This year, the Mount Joy Township business, with assistance from Kubota Tractor Corp., has taken its holiday display to a new level.
In this video, Neil Messick, who handles IT and marketing for the family-owned and -operated business, shares a bit about the staging of this year’s holiday lighting extravaganza —Tractor Christmas Orchestra — a 15-minute show running from 6:30 to 10 nightly through Dec. 29. Donations gathered at the end of each showing will benefit several local charities.
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine bar, a farm-to-table concept restaurant by West Chester-based Dave Magrogan Restaurant Group, is slated to open Aug. 21 in the Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County. A job fair spearheaded by the new restaurant's executive chef, Joshua Short, will run July 8-11 onsite to hire an opening team including sous chefs, servers, bartenders, dishwashers and managers.
Messick's Farm Equipment Inc. once again presents a holiday show that features tractors animated by hundreds of strands of lights and synced to music. The display is created by family and staff of the family-owned and -operated Lancaster County business in Mount Joy Township.
The 15-minute, free-of-charge show runs nightly Dec. 5 through 28. Remember to tune your radio to FM 89.1 to enjoy the music.