Each winter the Agriculture Committee organizes the Farm Forum. The early morning breakfast brings the business and agriculture community together to learn about topics that affect both areas of business. In addition, the Farm Family of the Year and Friend of Agriculture are recognized for their contribution in the agriculture field.
For over 31 years, the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee has hosted the Farm Forum and scheduled presenters to provide relevant and updated information about the business of agriculture. It’s an event to bring rural community leaders, business representatives and educators together. We appreciate your interest and support of the Ag committees’ efforts to provide an educational program and to fund the McPherson AFA scholarship.
The 34th annual Farm Forum will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Kansas Avenue beginning at 6:30 a.m. The morning event includes a catered breakfast by Knackies, key note speaker Dr. Daniel Thomson, Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology at Kansas State University, and recognition of the 2018 Farm Family of the Year to Ellis & Rita Yoder and the 2018 Friend of Agriculture Award to Sheila Corn.
The Chamber Agriculture Committee is very involved with keeping the importance of agriculture in the forefront. Since 2000 over 22 Agriculture Future of America scholarships have been awarded to McPherson County students valued at over $55,000. The committee hosts several events throughout the year – Rural Appreciation, Mac County Round-Up 5K Run, Farm Forum and is a partner in the Ag in the Classroom.
If you’d like to attend the breakfast presentation on February 20th, tickets are $12.00 per person. Tickets are required to attend and can be purchased at the McPherson Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main until February 15th. If you have any questions about the event, please call the Chamber at 241-3303, or stop by 306 N. Main.