Brigadier General Laura A. McHugh, Dr. Suzanne Benchoff, Dog Law Advisory Council, with Honey Bee, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding

Ag Secretary showcases Farm Show features….Crime Stoppers helping Ridgway State Police investigate gun thefts….Quiet traffic and accident scene….


Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by canine companion, Honey Bee, for a tour of the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center Tuesday  to showcase new features and returning favorites focused on progress at the 2023 Farm Show.

On their tour, Redding and Honey Bee visited some must-see exhibits and encouraged Pennsylvanians to stop by them while at the show. The exhibits included:

Conservation and Sunflower Exhibits, GIANT Expo Hall

Forrester Farm Equipment LTD Display, GIANT Expo Hall

Check out the massive machines, including the New Holland FR Forage Cruiser, that will be on display, and learn about the high-tech farm equipment that helps farmers make progress in both efficiency and conservation.

Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement Booth, GIANT Expo Hall

Stop by the Dog Law Enforcement table at the Farm Show and pick up a dog license application – love your dog, license your dog! Also stop by to see the sweet dogs that will be hanging around.

Pennsylvania Hardwoods Exhibit/WoodMobile, Main Hall

Learn about Pennsylvania hardwoods and their sustainability and take in their beauty at the refreshed hardwoods exhibit. And don’t forget to check out the fan favorite Pennsylvania WoodMobile to learn even more about the industry’s progress.

So You Want to Be a Farmer Exhibit, Main Hall

Visit the expanded So You Want to Be a Farmer exhibit in Main Hall for interactive info and fun for all ages. Pick the brains of professionals from the new PA Agriculture Business Development Center, PASA Sustainable Agriculture, Rodale, PA No-Till Alliance and more – your destination to feed your progress!

World War II Homefront Window Display, Maclay Street Lobby, and WWII Display, GIANT Expo Hall

We cannot make progress without first understanding history. See some WWII homefront posters to get a glimpse of the times, and plan to visit Space #2310 in the GIANT Expo Hall to see a WWII display commemorating the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s role during the war.

Join us on Thursday, January 12 for Service Members, Veterans and their Families Day, which will feature the popular Army-Navy Cook-off at 1 p.m., as well as other cooking demonstrations and much more.

For an up-to-date 2023 PA Farm Show schedule of events, visit the show’s website.

Learn more about the 2023 Farm Show, the schedule, and how agriculture is Rooted in Progress at

Elk County

State police at Ridgway have asked Pennsylvania Crimestoppers to  help solve a burglary taking place October 4 or 5 2021 on Grant Road in Ridgway Township. Burglars  forced their way into a vacant residence and removed a gun safe that held the following: 12 gauge American Browning shotgun, Model:  Browning-5; blued barrel, square receiver 12 gauge Ithaca Guns USA LLC shotgun (NY replica), double barrel, blued 12 gauge Sturm, Ruger and Co. shotgun, Model:  L.C. Smith; double barrel, blued .22 caliber Beebe Arms Marlin Model 60 rifle Two – .54 caliber muzzleloaders, unknown makes/models .45 caliber Pedersoli Mfg. (antique) Kentucky Rifle muzzleloader (NY Replica) Anyone having information about the theft  is asked to anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing person.


Meanwhile, the region’s traffic and accident scene has been reported quiet and there were no other incidents to report.