PA Chamber Celebrates Members in Agriculture as Farm Show Week Gets Underway

It’s Farm Show Week, the annual celebration of everything agriculture has to offer the Commonwealth. For an industry that employs nearly half a million people and contributes $185 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy, there’s much to recognize and appreciate.

The 2023 Farm Show theme, “Rooted in Progress,” honors Pennsylvania’s rich roots in agriculture and its vision for the future. From the draft horses of centuries ago that still plow Pennsylvania’s rich fields to gardens that grace urban rooftops today and ever-changing technological advancements, agriculture continues to make significant contributions to Pennsylvania in terms of revenue, food sourcing, job creation and more.

Spectators flock to the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg each year for its famous food court (you don’t want to miss the milkshakes!); an array of exhibitions featuring hands-on learning and shopping opportunities; the visual “piece de resistance” – the yearly butter sculpture which reflects the annual theme; and the week-long slate of events. This year, our own PA Chamber President Luke Bernstein will take part in the Celebrity Feed Scurry Event, working with a 4-H team and draft horses to complete an obstacle course race! While our fearless leader is qualified for many things, operating draft horses is not one!


The Farm Show runs from Saturday, January 7 through Saturday, January 14. The PA Chamber would like to recognize and thank the following companies in the agricultural sector who we are honored to list among our membership for their immeasurable contributions to Pennsylvania:





PA Chamber Investor Members




Bucknell University



Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company

Curtze Foods

Dietz & Watson

Eat’n Park Hospitality Group


The GIANT Company

Giant Eagle Markets, Inc.

Giorgi Global

Knouse Foods

Lockheed Martin

New Holland Agriculture

PA American Water

Penn State University

Rutter’s (Dairy Division)

Shippensburg University (Campus Farm for Research)

Weis Markets


PA Chamber and PA Chamber Insurance Members

Amycel/Spawn Matel/Monterey Mushrooms

Berks Packing

BHM Farm Equipment

Bridgeside Farms

C.J. Mushroom Co.

Clover hill Vineyards and  Winery

Cumberland Area Economic Development

Dale Whitenight’s Farm Market

Esbenshade Farms

Farmers Insurance

Feesers Inc.

Florin Farms Hatchery

HBF Farms, LLC

Herr’s Fruit Farm

Hershey Creamery

Hess Farms

Horizon Farm Credit

Imler’s Poultry

Ke-Holtz Dairy

Kreamer Feed Inc.

Lady Moon Farms

Leiby’s Farm Market

Maple Lawn Farms

PA Association of Milk Dealers

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

PA Food Merchants Association

PA Forest Products Association

PA Restaurant & Lodging Association

PA Winery Association

Palmyra Bologna

Pennwood Products

Sunsweet Growers

York County Economic Alliance

Zook Molasses Company