A soft yellow sculpture drew its share of stares at this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

A soft yellow sculpture drew its share of stares at this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Showing children swinging across a jungle gym, tossing around a football, and chugging down ice-cold milk delivered by a farmer, the detailed piece stood 12-feet tall and some 16 feet long.
But what made it all the more impressive was the medium used to make it — nearly 1,000 pounds of butter.
National Farm Broadcaster Dave Williams of Cherry Ridge, who broadcast live from the floor of the  95th Pennsylvania Farm Show all week long, snapped photos to share back home. He says the glass enclosed sculpture will be remelted and donated to food pantries and soup kitchens. 
“I thought it was a great farm show, and I definitely suggest people attend next year,” Williams said.
Billed as the largest indoor farm show in North America, the show ran from Jan. 8 through the 15. 
“There was a complete change in the main expedition area. They had it set up kind of like a supermarket. They had coolers all over, full of apples. They must have given thousands and thousands of slices of apples away,” he said, to encourage people to try the state’s numerous varieties. 
When it came to the main exhibit hall, Williams said the Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association did a beautiful job. “They actually had live hives (of honey bees) there. They had them in glass so people could see how things work,” he said.
“And then they had a large green house set up right in the same area. They actually showed how modern greenhouses work, what they can do with them, and how they’re built,” Williams added. “And I’m just touching on the new stuff.”
Events including an array of livestock, Williams said, from all kinds of “poultry, to cattle, to swine to sheep to goats and of course, the dairy industry.”
Williams said he was “encouraged by the number of elected officials who attended this year to understand agriculture more. Rep. Mike Peifer came to my stand and (Congressman) Tom Marino and of course, I also did a radio show with Jim Cawley, new lieutenant governor. On Thursday, Jan. 13, RFD TV came with Max Armstrong and his camera crew and spent the day with us, doing interviews and covering the farm show.”
Williams invites everyone to tune to RFD TV this weekend, for “This Week in Agribusiness” to hear interviews with both himself and other agricultural speakers. 
According to the farm show’s website: www.farmshow.state.pa.us, “This year, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 25 students with $3,500 scholarships. Started in 1993, the Foundation has awarded nearly $900,000 in scholarships to 344 Farm Show youth exhibitors.”