MHS Students Bring Agriculture Knowledge and Skills to 102nd Annual PA Farm Show
This week, 11 Milton Hershey School high school students participated in the 102nd annual Pennsylvania Farm Show.
The students used the knowledge and skills they developed through the school’s Agricultural and Environmental Education (AEE) program to compete in a variety of Farm Show categories, including showing beef cattle, goats, and sheep. They spent months preparing for the event by caring for and training their animals.
On Monday during Ag Careers & Education Day at the Farm Show, Pennsylvania State Representative Tom Mehaffie visited students and interviewed them about the hands-on experience they are receiving to prepare them for future careers in agriculture and veterinary medicine. Rep. Mehaffie also interviewed MHS Associate Director of AEE Rachel Teller about the school’s AEE program and the way it incorporates STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). View the interviews with students and AEE Associate Director Rachel Teller.
MHS alumna Tiffany Chang Lawson ’07, executive director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Committee on Asian Pacific American Affairs, also visited MHS students while touring the Farm Show.
“The AEE program at MHS and the Agriculture and National Resources career pathway are critical programs to ensure young people are engaged and exposed to careers in agriculture. We need young people who will carry on this rich Pennsylvanian tradition and practice into the 21st century,” said Tiffany. “I am so very proud to be an MHS alumna and so deeply grateful for the opportunities that were afforded to me during my time there. I want our MHS students to know the sky is the limit, they are powerful beyond measure, and can achieve all they dream of and more!”
Congratulations to all our students on participating in the Farm Show!