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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Although it's prime weather for ice carving, a half-ton sculpture made of butter is a star attraction as the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show opens in Harrisburg.
Gov. Tom Corbett, on hand Saturday, says the state depends on its 62,000 farm families to provide jobs, food and a sense of community.
The show's traditional butter sculpture this year depicts dancing cows and a family sipping milkshakes.
More than a half-million people are expected to attend the free event over the next eight days.
They can watch square dancing or rodeos, see some of the 6,000 animals on display, or find out who wins the ribbon for best pie, or wine, or even best swine.
Organizers say that Pennsylvanians have held celebrations of farm life since William Penn's time.