All photos by Chris Torres
CLEANING TIME: An exhibitor cleans up his Angus cow before competition inside the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s North Hall.
BEST FEET FORWARD: Two exhibitors set up their animals’ feet during a beef competition inside the farm show’s small arena.
HUDDLING UP FOR CONVENTION: Members of the Little Dutchmen FFA chapter in Lebanon County gather outside the farm show’s New Holland Arena to chat before going in for the Pennsylvania FFA Midwinter Convention.
BLUE JACKET FUN: Members of the Garden Spot FFA chapter have some laughs before the start of the FFA Midwinter Convention.
YOUNG LEADERS: Brandon Bixler and Timber Thebes led hundreds of state FFA members during the FFA Midwinter Convention. Thebes and Bixler are president and vice president of the state officer team, respectively.
TIME TO UNWIND: Sara Gruber, 14, of Schuylkill County, Pa., takes a break from tending to her cattle inside the farm show’s North Hall.
WORK HARD, PLAY HARD: Reagan Miller, 8, of Volant, Pa., knows how to occupy her downtime before a break at farm show: Playing with farm toys.
CLEANING THE CHAMP: Melinda Stoltzfus, 16, cleans her reserve champion 1,450-pound steer during a break from showing.
WAITING TO BIRTH: A pair of Holstein cows rest before giving birth in the Calving Corner portion of the farm show. Area dairy farms brought pregnant cows to the show to give people the chance to see live dairy births in person.
READY TO EAT: Tessa Stahl, 19, of Somerset, Pa., feeds one of her pigs inside a holding pen during a break from showing at the farm show.