Pennsylvania farm show
Locals win in market steer competition
Two area youth were recognized in the Pennsylvania Farm Show junior market steer competition.
Waylon Swope of Shirleysburg took third place in the lightweight Angus steer competition and Maddison Ross of Williamsburg captured third place honors in the crossbred-weight division 3 category.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cattle were judged without youth on-halter. Youth dropped off their cattle at New Holland Sales Arena for judging, followed by a sale open only to registered bidders.
Bedford brewery captures honors
The Olde Bedford Brewing Co. captured two awards in the third annual Pennsylvania Farm Show beer competition.
Spring House Saison Vermouth Barrel Aged captured second place and Bedford Butcher Brew captured third place in the barrel-aged category.
This year, 22 craft brews from breweries in 10 Pennsylvania counties were judged.
Area wineries recognized
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery of Centre Hall earned Double Gold and Best of Show Sweet/Dessert Wine with Nittany Mountain Blush (2019) in the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show wine competition.
Mount Nittany also captured bronze medals for its 2019 Moscato, 2019 Linden Vale Rose, 2019 Talegate White and 2019 Cabernet Franc.
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars of Spring Mills won a gold medal for its 2018 Vidal Blanc, silver medals for its 2019 Dry Riesling and 2019 Traminette and bronze medals for its 2019 WE ARE and 2019 Strawberry Rhubarb.
Woody Lodge Winery of Ashville won silver medals for its 2019 Chardonnay and 2019 Jack of Diamonds.
This year’s competition included entries from 26 Pennsylvania wineries.
Area student receives scholarship
Mikara Anderson of Three Springs is among 15 Penn State students awarded scholarships by the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation.
This year’s recipients were each awarded $3,500. Ten students currently enrolled in Pennsylvania State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences will receive an additional $2,000 from the university.
Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $1.7 million to assist young agriculturists in preparing for the workforce.