October 8, 2012
A Pennsylvania Farm Bureau television program that explores where the next generation of farmers will come from and the challenges faced by young people seeking ag careers will be on national television this Wednesday evening. The program broadcasts nationally on RFD-TV, with the premiere broadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
The half-hour show, entitled "Insights from Agriculture's New Generation," focuses on young people having a passion for farming and the production of safe and affordable food. It also relates their views of how excessive regulation of agriculture can impact future generations of farm families.
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The program features insights from Lehigh County farmer Brian Dietrich and his three children (Adam, Josh and Jessica) of Lynn Acre Farm; Mike Fink of Heidel Hollow Farm in Lehigh County, who is also State Chair of PFB's Young Farmer and Rancher Committee; Northumberland County farmer Josh Daniels of Just-A-Mere Farm; Pennsylvania FFA Past President Casey Hall of Bradford County; Karen Paulus of Paulus Orchards in York County; and Cumberland County cattle and crops producer Matt Meals of R Valley Farms.
Also appearing on the program is Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Carl Shaffer. He'll talk about Farm Bureau's work encouraging young people to pursue careers in farming and agribusiness. Shaffer and Dietrich are Pennsylvania Master Farmers.
Aside from the premiere broadcast on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m., "Insights from Agriculture's New Generation," will have encore presentations on Thursday, October 11 at 4:30 a.m. and on Saturday, October 13 at 3:30 p.m.
RFD-TV is a 24-hour television network with nearly 40 million followers. The RFD-TV channel is carried by the DISH Network, DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS TV and other cable systems, including some Comcast, Time Warner, Mediacom, Brighthouse, Cox and about 600 independent rural cable systems across the United States.
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