102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show theme reflects the wide range of agriculture people, production methods.

Pennsylvania’s 2018 butter sculpture was unveiled today at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The sculpture, sponsored by American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), highlights just four of the hundreds of career choices available to nearly 500,000 Pennsylvanians who work in the state’s agriculture sector. Using half a ton of donated butter, the sculptors crafted five figures to embody this year’s theme.

“The butter sculpture is a creative way to showcase the dairy industry, and this year it also provides an opportunity for us to join with our partners in agriculture and show Strength in Our Diversity,” said Maria Forry of Oregon Dairy in Lititz. “Providing milk and food for our communities is important to us all, so I’m proud to represent Pennsylvania’s dairy farm families today.”

The butter sculpture will remain on display in the Farm Show’s Main Hall, literally, until the cows go home. Then, the butter, which was donated by Land O’ Lakes in CarlisleCumberland County, will be moved to the Reinford Farm in Juniata County to be converted into renewable energy in the farm’s methane digester.