Golden Jubilee All-American Dairy Show Begins Sept. 7

September 6, 2013 08:27 AM

Six-day event will feature nearly 2,000 producers exhibiting 3,000 animals in 22 shows.

The 50th All-American Dairy Show begins tomorrow, Sept. 7, and runs through Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa.

Nearly 2,000 producers will exhibit 3,000 animals in 22 shows during the six-day event. The week will include special events for the show’s 50th anniversary, oxen demos, youth competitions, cow sales and the nation's only all-dairy antiques show.

Samuel Yoder of Shoemakersville, Pa., has been named the All-American Dairy Show Obie Snider Award recipient. Agriculture Secretary George Greig will present the award at the show’s "got milk?"® banquet on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

The award was established in memory of an All-American founding father, Holstein breeder Obie Snider of Bedford County. It recognizes an individual who serves the industry and community and displays high standards of conduct.

"It’s fitting that Sam, a founding father of the All-American, is receiving the show’s top award during the 50th anniversary celebration," said Greig. "Without his vision and leadership, the show wouldn’t have experienced the success and growth it has over the past five decades."

At the Sept. 9 banquet, Greig will also present Denise Whiting of Slippery Rock, Pa., and Steve Cornman of Boiling Springs, Pa., with the All-American Dairy Show 2013 Image Award. The Image Award honors people who enhance the image of the All-American Dairy Show with significant contributions to its reputation, prestige and welfare.

Greig also will honor Patricia Hushon of Red Lion, Pa., with the All-American Dairy Show Pioneer Award recipient. The Pioneer Award recognizes the work of an individual who initiates new ideas to improve the quality of the All-American Dairy Show.

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