"ALTOONA, Pa. - In an age when Hollywood starlets check in and out of rehab before their 21st birthdays and socialites are jailed for drunken driving, 20-year-old Karah Wertz spent part of her summer passing out ribbons at a steer show and distributing trophies to prize-winning tractors _ routine duties for the Bedford County fair queen."
"ALTOONA, Pa. -- In an age when Hollywood starlets check in and out of rehab before their 21st birthdays and socialites are jailed for drunken driving, 20-year-old Karah Wertz spent part of her summer passing out ribbons at a steer show and distributing trophies to prize-winning tractors -- routine duties for the Bedford County fair queen."
"Nowadays, most children don't grow up on farms. They don't ride tractors, or feed and milk animals. They don't race through the hay bales, or lasso a steer from atop a horse."
"Sen. Arlen Specter is known as a liberal Republican from Philadelphia. But he said his roots are in farming; as a teen, he drove a tractor on a Kansas farm.Specter held a town-hall meeting at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Tuesday afternoon, touting the 2007 Farm Bill, which could land on Pres..."
"In the back of Exposition Hall, beyond the noise of the food court and behind rows of shiny red tractors, people are ready to talk about renewable-energy efforts at the Pennsylvania Farm Show."
"CARLISLE (AP) — Sonya Rinker was looking for a guy: someone who was kind, respectful and had a special place in his heart ... for tractors."
" One of the more unusual items that is being auctioned this weekend at the annual Historical Society Dinner Auction is a 10 foot windmill. It was the centerpiece of last year's exhibit on agriculture. Actually it's a yard ornament that I bought at Central Tractor. "
"To showcase the preservation of agriculture, the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab made its debut Monday outside the Tractor Supply store at Crossroads Plaza in Mt. Pleasant."
"In front of John Deere tractors and a 1700s spring house in Mount Joy, Tom Corbett said today that he is the candidate who will allow farmers to continue to flourish if re-elected as state attorney general next month.The Republican also picked up an endorsement from the largest farm organization in ..."
"HARRISBURG ? The 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show promises to offer something to interest each of its anticipated 400,000 visitors - from milkshakes to tractors to alpacas, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff today as he announced that the 93rd show is set for Jan. 10-17 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg."
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