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Farm Fest 2017 Recap

The 2017 Delaware County Farm Festival was held March 14th-15th in observance of National Ag Day. We believe in the importance of communicating with our non-farm neighbors and providing educational materials to the many school children who attend this event. Every year Keri and Katy highlight one of our four crops in our display at the festival.

Treats for the kids who came by the display included pumpkin seeds.
The 2017 pumpkin bus display showing the lifecycle of a pumpkin plant.

2017 was the year of the Pumpkin! Adam drove one of the "pumpkin buses" we use to harvest the pumpkins and haul them to our warehouse to the fairgrounds in frigid temperatures despite its "air conditioned" state and Keri established the information booth around the bus. She illustrated the life cycle of a pumpkin with a visual display and handed out pumpkin seeds, coloring books and crayons, pumpkin stickers and more.

David Howell and Shannon Mehrling were invited to be guest speakers at the Rotary Club luncheon held in conjunction with the Festival. Shannon described in detail how modern farms differ from the quaint enterprises of yesteryear and why that's important for the world and for young people looking for dynamic careers. David spoke about Delaware County's contribution to global food production and the importance of exports to the industry.