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Catching champions drive at All-American Dairy Show

Slideshow: More than 2,000 animals competed in this year’s show in Harrisburg, Pa.

Chris Torres, Editor, American Agriculturist

September 24, 2019

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More than 2,000 animals were brought to the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

Even in these times of struggles, most exhibitors were all smiles as they showed their best animals for the All-American judges. Most exhibitors showing here go on to compete at World Dairy Expo with several past All-American champions winning big in Madison.

But there was only one top champion, and that honor went to Oakfield WB Tiffany ET, a 4-year-old Holstein owned by Oakfield Corners Dairy of Oakfield, N.Y.

American Agriculturist spent a few hours watching exhibitors make their final preps for the supreme champion show as well as watching the judges evaluate the competitors. Get a closer look by clicking through the slideshow.

About the Author(s)

Chris Torres

Editor, American Agriculturist

Chris Torres, editor of American Agriculturist, previously worked at Lancaster Farming, where he started in 2006 as a staff writer and later became regional editor. Torres is a seven-time winner of the Keystone Press Awards, handed out by the Pennsylvania Press Association, and he is a Pennsylvania State University graduate.

Torres says he wants American Agriculturist to be farmers' "go-to product, continuing the legacy and high standard (former American Agriculturist editor) John Vogel has set." Torres succeeds Vogel, who retired after 47 years with Farm Progress and its related publications.

"The news business is a challenging job," Torres says. "It makes you think outside your small box, and you have to formulate what the reader wants to see from the overall product. It's rewarding to see a nice product in the end."

Torres' family is based in Lebanon County, Pa. His wife grew up on a small farm in Berks County, Pa., where they raised corn, soybeans, feeder cattle and more. Torres and his wife are parents to three young boys.

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