It's County Fair time in NW Arkansas this week. Summer is winding down, school has started and for farmers it's a time to show off a little and relax. It's been a long, hard summer with record temperatures and no rain in the forecast... the recent showers are much appreciated. In a farmers' life, there's always next year.
There's a lot of work that goes into winning a blue ribbon. Future Farmers of America encourage our kids to be the best they can be by preparing them for a life of feeding the world. A career in agriculture is more than planting and harvesting...it's a science, a business and a lifestyle.
FFA programs are funded though sponsorships and private donations at the local, state and national levels. Yearly membership dues are only $7, a small price that allows anyone who desires to join.
Agricultural education began in the school systems in 1917 when Congress passed the Smith-Hughes Act. Now over 800,000 students participate in agri education programs.
The FFA Creed
We could all benefit from living our lives by this creed, don't you think?
There's not a kid alive that doesn't love going to the fair... it's an experience that lives in your heart your whole life!
Biggest and Best Produce... bragging rights for a whole year!
Cotton Candy... hungry for it now, aren't you?
Deep Fried Snickers... oh yeah baby!
Don't miss your county fair, it's so much fun no matter how old you are!