2018 Manheim Ag Program Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale


Our Manheim Central High School Ag Program Greenhouse

Each student has two tomato varieties to propagate 

Our horticulture student planting crew starting our 3,500 heirloom tomato seeds.



Landis Valley Herb and Garden Faire Fri May 11th & Sat May 12th  9am – 5 pm   http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/index.php/visit/calendar-events/may-11-12/

Plants are $3.00 each at Landis Valley  Sale

Click Here For Our updated 2018 Variety List:  2018 Variety-List updated April 20

Power Point Descriptions and Pictures :2018 Tomato Varieties.ppt April update

ABC Variety Shopping List:2018 ABC Variety List

A special thanks to our many valued customers who have supported our high school horticulture project-many have been with us since our agriculture students first year of selling plants at Landis Valley Museum Herb Fair in 2003

Learning By Doing

Manheim FFA 2017 PA Ag Sales Team Competes at National FFA Convention

                         Manheim FFA Ag Sales team members (left to right)  Marie  Bryant, Heidi Strausbaugh, Danielle Fittery and Alec Hess competed at the 2017 National FFA Convention this October in the Ag Sales Career Development Event.

The pictured wagon and all the items were sold at the 2017 Manheim Farm Show during the Youth Livestock Sale.

Our Ag Sales team jacket sponsor Hess Auction Group.

A SPECIAL THANKS to Beth and Jay Gainer, the Cassel family and the Manheim Auto Auction for purchasing the wagon to raise over $4,000 to help cover their travel expenses.

The Team placed SILVER at the National FFA Convention with Heidi Strausbaugh placing in the top 20 with an individual Gold medal.

The team sold Kubota RTV’s with the annual coaching help from Jeremy Haldemen and Jay Gainer from Messick’s Farm Equipment.



Show Lead Unlatching Ceremony


Our Dairy Beef show in the new arena

Thanks to all the hundreds of volunteers who spent thousands of hours to complete this building project!









Finishing Touches

Wall of Champions recognizing our 120 2016 buyers!






 Donations are still being accepted.  Click here for the donation form:Champions Arena Donor Flyer updated


Painting Day July 22, 2017

4-H and FFA members and moms help out



Finishing off the arena walls

New wall gets its first coat

All walls and roof up and covered. 6/22






Steel structure going up! 6/9/1

Pouring the new wall




View from the front of the hog barn. New sidewalk entry, to the left, for all show arena visitors


Volunteers removing walls and roof from Building # 3

Ready for new steel frame walls and roofing

Dedication Ceremony Manheim Community Farm Show Champions Arena

The Manheim Community Farm Show is pleased to announce that the construction has begun on the expansion of the livestock show and sales ring.  The new arena will be named the Champions Arena in honor of all who have showed animals at Manheim over the past 64 years and those who will show in the new arena in the future.  The new arena will provide an improved showing experience for both the FFA and 4-H exhibitors showing and selling their animals and the public attending the shows and sale.






Manheim Ag-Ed Earns PA FFA Foundation Learning By Doing Grants


The PA FFA Foundation believes agricultural education students should have the maximum opportunity to grow and succeed, leaving high school as prepared as is possible for the world ahead. By completing the Learning By Doing grant application, the Pennsylvania FFA Foundation is making an investment in Agriculture Education. Funds allocated through the Learning by Doing Grants are intended to make a lasting impact into the future Pennsylvania’s agriculture education.


The total funds requested for the 2016-2017 Learning by Doing Grant program was $34,927 from 42 total applications.  The competition was steep and applications were judged by 3 FFA Foundation trustees. All funds generated for this grant come from PA FFA Foundation food concessions at Ag Progress Days and PA Farm Show.

Skyler Anderson was awarded a grant for her Market Goats SAE Project to purchase goat fitting equipment. Skyler is a member of the Manheim FFA Livestock Show Team.

The Manheim Ag-Ed program was awarded funds to purchase PSU Soil Testing Kits and Agronomy Guides.  All members of the Manheim FFA Livestock Show Team are required to have DEP Manure Management plans.  Those plans require the testing of soils in livestock pastures.  The PSU Agronomy Guides will help students make educated choices about the BMP’s of the soils on their farm properties.

PA FFA Foundation Learning By Doing Grant Applicants Categories:
FFA Members • Agriculture Educator/FFA Advisor • FFA Chapter
Grant Projects may include: • Supervised Agriculture Experiences • Classroom Tools, Equipment, Resources • Curriculum and Teaching Training
Grant Values: maximum $2000 per year per School District
• Individual FFA Member: $500
• Teacher/FFA Advisor: $1000
• FFA Program: $1000

MC Students Make Ag Industry Career Connections

A HUGE thanks to all the folks who took time out of their BUSY days to share their agriculture stories with our students this spring

CDE New Release

Jeff Stoltzfus guiding us through the Leola Produce Auction

Jeff Stoltzfus guiding us through the Leola Produce Auction

Oregon Dairy Farm to Fork tour with the Hurst family.

Oregon Dairy Farm to Fork tour with the Hurst family.  “An extraordinary experience”!

HACC Ag Business class learns about niche marketing at Outback Toy Store

HACC Ag Business class learns about niche marketing at Outback Toy Store

Ag business in the field learning at Buckhill Farm CSA with Andrew Buckwalter

Ag business in the field learning at Buckhill Farm CSA with Andrew Buckwalter