Farm Bureau member Jake Wolfinger (left) and Chamber member Steve Wells (right) make omelets for Ag Update participants.

2nd Annual State of Fairfield County Agriculture, September 2, 2010

Agriculture is without a doubt the backbone of American life, and the largest economic engine for the state of Ohio and Fairfield County.  Nearly (1) one in every (6) six people is employed in an agriculturally driven job. That includes the farm owner/operator as well as the folks that work in the potato chip factory, restaurants, or ice cream parlor. Think about all of the daily products and food items that you use or consume every day, and trace them back to their source, the farmer, aka the producer. If not for agriculture we would certainly not enjoy the diversity and bounty that we share, not to mention the health benefits of locally grown foods.

In a countywide effort to support, promote, and showcase the agricultural community of Fairfield County, the Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce and Fairfield County Farm Bureau are hosting the second annual “State of Fairfield County Agriculture” on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.

They are working with a partnership committee also including the Fairfield County Soil and Water Conservation District and Fairfield County OSU Extension.

The event will be held in the Ed Sands – Fairfield County Farm Bureau Building on the Fairfield County fairgrounds. Breakfast, featuring made-to-order omelets, starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 8:30 a.m. Following breakfast there will be a panel discussion on current issues surrounding agriculture today. This program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will finish by 9:30 a.m.  Admission for the event is $10.

There will be no trade show this year, but displays depicting Ohio agriculture will be placed throughout the building. Please join the agricultural community for a morning of tasty made-to-order food (served up by Chamber, Farm Bureau, Soil & Water and Extension staff and volunteers), socializing, and education.