Celebration of Agriculture in McPherson County

19 Jun Celebration of Agriculture in McPherson County

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee will host the Rural Appreciation Picnic on Friday, July 27th beginning at 5:30 pm.-7:00 p.m. during the 4-H Fair at the 4-H Fairgrounds, located at 600 W. Woodside. The 49 year tradition of the Rural Appreciation is to celebrate the wheat harvest of the county.  Here are a few agriculture facts about our county:

  • Crop production includes 210,300 acres of wheat and 129,400 of other crops.
  • 35,000 acres are irrigated
  • 1,147 farms/US 2,109,303
  • Average farm size 498 acres/US 434 acres
  • 71.6% of McPherson County is cropland
  • 1.4% Woodland
  • 61.5% oilseed & grain farming
  • 13.4% beef cattle & farm
  • 15.5% other crop farming
  • 1.7% sheep & goat
  • 1.2% poultry & egg production
  • .7% hog & pig production
  • .3% dairy cattle & milk production

Join us to celebrate the ag producers of our county and to take in the 4-H Fair. Tickets for the picnic will be available at area sponsors.