Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Agritourism

By Kevin Baird

 Kevin was raised on a Dairy Farm and has farmed all his life.    Kevin and his wife, Linda, own and operate Cornucopia Farm along with their sons Michael and Jared. Kevin is Washington County 4-H Leader and Dairy Beef Superintendent.

We are into the home stretch of another crop season on the farm coming down to the wire.  Summer by title is over and fall is here.  The corn and beans are changing rapidly.  It will not be long before harvest is in full swing and then completed.  

This season is quite a contrast with last year’s drought crop. 

Fall agritourism venues are getting into full swing also.    Pumpkins are ripe and ready to decorate many homesteads.  There is just something special about fall.

 Fall mums are blooming early this year and the colors are magnificent.

Agriculture and agritourism are a boon to county economic development.  Local businesses rely on this time of the year to help sustain them for the upcoming year.  Local farmers’ markets have had a tremendous amount of produce this year after the contrast of last year.  

A hearty thank you goes out to the ag producers for their time and energy to bring a local wholesome product to the customers in their respective areas.

I hope all of you have a great fall and remember to watch out for all the farm machinery on the road during this time of year.

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