A lifelong Juniata County resident, Hershey grew up in Mifflintown. He is the son of Brad and Sandy Hershey, who operate Hoober, Inc., a farm equipment dealership also in Mifflintown. He attended Juniata High School, where he participated in various sports and Juniata FFA. Hershey also showed market swine and dairy feeders through Juniata County 4-H, and worked at Hoober from the time he was old enough to work.
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