Owen Griffith is 19 now, and therefore is finishing off his last year in 4-H with a bang.
Griffith opened the Pennsylvania State Farm Show’s market heifer class, a division that had never before been included in the show, and won everything.
Ben Williamson, an Animal Science instructor at Penn State, called Griffith ‘bold’ to open the new class of cattle.
Griffith and his entire family spent the first few days at the show and then, as usual, packed up all materials necessary for a successful show presence (fencing, chairs, food) and headed home to the Delta area, happy with the outcome.
While animals might seem to be the featured stars here, the food court is always a favorite. This year, state farmers have introduced a few new culinary masterpieces.
There’s always more than potato donuts and milkshakes.
A Philly Port Sandwich is a vegetarian option to a Philly cheesesteak– Portabella mushrooms seasoned with garlic, onions, salt, pepper, and cheese.
Try one of the new craft beers or a fried berry oreo, gluten-free meatballs or a sausage of the day. And, hemp tea.
The Farm Show, the largest of its kind in the country, continues all week and closes January 11 at 5 p.m.