May. 03, 2024

WHAT:    Supporters of the state’s agriculture industry will gather at the state Capitol for the Second Annual Blessing of the Balers and “May is Beef Month” celebration. The event is hosted by state Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington) and the Pennsylvania Beef Council, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Pennsylvania Livestock Association, Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association and Center for Beef Excellence. Two tractors and balers will be on-site for the event.

WHO:    Cook; Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding; Pennsylvania Beef Council Board Chairman and Pennsylvania Cattleman’s Board Member Duff George; Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Chris Hoffman; the Rev. Donald Wilson of Greene County; farmers and agriculture producers; lawmakers; and others.

WHEN:    Tuesday, May 7, at 11:30 a.m. 

WHERE:    Commonwealth Avenue behind the state Capitol building in Harrisburg.

Media contact:    Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846,