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Down on the Farm, a Sculpture Finds a Second Life By RACHEL NUWER At Pennsylvania’s Farm Show , a boy of around 10 proudly presents his prize dairy calf to onlookers. Chin held high, he accepts the golden ribbon for best of show. Today, he’s the talk of the town, but tomorrow he’ll be converted into a pile of melted grease to be mixed in with liquid manure. He’s part of the show’s famous 1,000-pound butter sculpture, and he’s going to be recycled. Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association A hallowed tradition: the Pennsylvania Farm Show’s 2012 butter sculpture. “Just about everyone who comes to the farm show sees the butter sculpture. It’s kind of one of those must-see things,” Nicole Bucher, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Agriculture Department, said of the oleaginous artwork, a 20-year tradition and a popular meeting point for many of the show’s 400,000 visitors. Each year the ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/1000-pounds-of-...

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