Rural Appreciation Picnic

49 Years & Going Strong…

This annual event hosted by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee, celebrates the completion of harvest and appreciation of friends, family, neighbors and customers engaged in agriculture pursuits in McPherson County. It is also used to showcase the McPherson 4-H Fair.

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.

Thank you to the 2018 Rural Appreciation Sponsors:  Wise & Reber LC, Mid Kansas Machine, Charlie Williams, McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility, Allan Sents, Ferguson Production, Mac Plastics, S&S Custom Beef, First Street Liquor, Applebee’s.  Tickets available at these additional sponsors:  Sunflower Bank, Midway Motors, Zeitlow Distributing, Home State Bank, Halls Culligan Water, PrairieLand Partners, Krehbiels Specialty Meats, McPherson Eye Care, Ellene McKean & Associates, First Bank Kansas, Emprise Bank, Peoples Bank & Trust, Hugo Dahlstrom CPA, McPherson County Farm Bureau.