Recently, I attended the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show that was held in Harrisburg. It is touted as the best in our state and certainly is the very biggest and best in our whole country.
I was in awe of the preparation it must take to produce an event of this magnitude in order to inform the general public about agriculture.
As I walked around the displays, I was impressed by the quality of products. This applied to livestock, produce, food stuffs and hand-made goods. The farming community takes pride in what they produce. Their agricultural organizations aid in their efforts.
In my opinion, farming is not an easy occupation. It is hard, sustained work. One must deal with the elements, disease, pests and equipment. Every farmer has individual job tasks on his farm, yet all seem to be united in common goals of production.
I salute all farmers as they persevere to generate quality products. Not all of us are educated or equipped to do this work, but our farmers do it very well.
GEORGE W. BAHNAK