Ally Wetherhold recently had the opportunity to present her science fair project titled, “A-Maize-ing Seedlings” at the Lancaster Barnstormers' Farm Show Weekend.
The Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, Russell Redding, was in attendance as part of the "Planting the Seeds Tour." Other agricultural vendors were also present as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture initiative highlighting career and educational opportunities. Redding addressed 150 area agricultural leaders, discussing the importance of investing strategically in building a skilled workforce the industry needs in the coming decade.
“As Ally’s science fair sponsor, it was nice to be invited to hear Ally present her work to the Ag Council. The future of agriculture in Pennsylvania is promising. I got to take my 4-year-old daughter as well. You never know what will peak a young one’s interest in science. Hearing about older students’ accomplishments when I was in elementary school always helped me set goals” said Mr. Doug Balmer, a science teacher at the Warwick High School.
Ally received one of the agricultural awards at the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair giving her the opportunity to present at this event.