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All-American Dairy Show already gearing up for 50th Anniversary

PD Editor Emily Caldwell Published on 09 October 2012

All American Dairy Show

The 49th All-American Dairy Show was held September 15-20. The event features 23 shows in six days with more than 900 exhibitors from across the U.S. and Canada. The show also has a strong focus on youth with the Premier National Junior Events, the nation’s only four-day event for youth at a dairy show.



Activities include a showmanship competition, a dairy management contest and dairy judging forum, a dairy judging contest and a junior national show. Organizers of the event are already gearing up to celebrate the show’s 50-year history next year at the Golden Anniversary Jubilee, to be held September 7-12, 2013. PD

George Greig, Bob Pepple, Jane Pepple, & Rita Kennedy.

The All-American Show also takes the opportunity to recognize industry leaders. Jane Pepple of Oxford, Pennsylvania, received the Image Award for her many years of volunteer service to the show.

Pictured left to right is Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary George Greig; Jane’s husband, Bob; Jane Pepple; and All-American Dairy Show Board of Directors’ Representative Rita Kennedy.

Lane Kummer


Lane Kummer of Evans City, Pennsylvania, keeps an eye on the judge at the Pennsylvania State Junior Dairy Show on Saturday, September 15. Photo by Penn State student Hannah Bachman.

Cascadia Iatola Puzzle

A Jersey, Cascadia Iatola Puzzle, was named the Supreme Champion of the show on Sept. 20.

Story and photos by Emily Caldwell.

Click here to see photos of our All-American Dairy Show hat winners on Proud to Dairy. You can also click here to see these same photos on the Progressive Dairyman Facebook page.