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Ag Appreciation Day tips hat to ranchers

Amanda Nolz

Photo by Amanda NolzGabrielle Emmett talks with kids at the farm safety booth in Old MacDonald's Farm.

A total of 5,000 farm and ranch files lined up outside the Grandstand at the 26th Annual Agriculture Appreciation Day at the Sioux Empire Fair on Aug. 12, 2009. Celebrating its 70th year, the Sioux Empire Fair opened its gates to the state’s food producers, serving up over 1,600 pounds of pork to the gathered crowd. It was truly a day for recognizing agriculturalists, and the schedule was packed with activities for producers to check out including the 4-H CHARACTER COUNTS! speaking contest, Old MacDonald’s Farm and a Big and Rich concert.

For visitors to the Old MacDonald’s Farm, it was an opportunity to hear the agriculture story first-hand from eager and enthusiastic students from the Harrisburg FFA Chapter. Old MacDonald’s Farm boasts an abundance of farm animals including: cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, miniature ponies, ducks, geese, chickens, puppies, kittens and educational booths. Harrisburg FFA Advisor Todd Marks talks about the importance of telling the agriculture story and what agriculture appreciation day means to him.

A total of 5,000 farm and ranch files lined up outside the Grandstand at the 26th Annual Agriculture Appreciation Day at the Sioux Empire Fair on Aug. 12, 2009. Celebrating its 70th year, the Sioux Empire Fair opened its gates to the state’s food producers, serving up over 1,600 pounds of pork to the gathered crowd. It was truly a day for recognizing agriculturalists, and the schedule was packed with activities for producers to check out including the 4-H CHARACTER COUNTS! speaking contest, Old MacDonald’s Farm and a Big and Rich concert.

For visitors to the Old MacDonald’s Farm, it was an opportunity to hear the agriculture story first-hand from eager and enthusiastic students from the Harrisburg FFA Chapter. Old MacDonald’s Farm boasts an abundance of farm animals including: cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, miniature ponies, ducks, geese, chickens, puppies, kittens and educational booths. Harrisburg FFA Advisor Todd Marks talks about the importance of telling the agriculture story and what agriculture appreciation day means to him.

A total of 5,000 farm and ranch files lined up outside the Grandstand at the 26th Annual Agriculture Appreciation Day at the Sioux Empire Fair on Aug. 12, 2009. Celebrating its 70th year, the Sioux Empire Fair opened its gates to the state’s food producers, serving up over 1,600 pounds of pork to the gathered crowd. It was truly a day for recognizing agriculturalists, and the schedule was packed with activities for producers to check out including the 4-H CHARACTER COUNTS! speaking contest, Old MacDonald’s Farm and a Big and Rich concert.

For visitors to the Old MacDonald’s Farm, it was an opportunity to hear the agriculture story first-hand from eager and enthusiastic students from the Harrisburg FFA Chapter. Old MacDonald’s Farm boasts an abundance of farm animals including: cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, miniature ponies, ducks, geese, chickens, puppies, kittens and educational booths. Harrisburg FFA Advisor Todd Marks talks about the importance of telling the agriculture story and what agriculture appreciation day means to him.