Rural Appreciation Picnic

The Rural Appreciation Picnic, organized by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee, is back on track for Friday, July 23, 2021. This event is a 51-year tradition to celebrate the completion of harvest and appreciation of our agriculture community.

According to the Kansas Department of Ag report dated 8/2020 “agriculture and agriculture related sectors support 250,058 jobs, or 13% of the entire workforce in the state.” And did you know that agriculture is the largest economic and industrial driver in Kansas, generating over $70 billion into the Kansas economy?

The Rural Appreciation Picnic is sponsored and served by members of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce from 5:30-7:00 pm. On the menu will be freshly grilled hamburgers from Krehbiel’s Specialty Meats, tasty baked beans from Knackies Meats & Sweets, along with juicy watermelon provided by PrairieLand Partners.

A Big Thank You to the 2021 Rural Appreciation Sponsors: Stockham Family Funeral Home, Charlie Williams, Ken Cotton D.D.S., Wise & Reber, McPherson Eye Care, Peoples Bank & Trust, McPherson Realty Exchange, Johnstown Farm, Allan Sents, Farmers State Bank, CHS Refinery, First Bank Kansas, Emprise Bank, Hedlund Electric, Grain Craft, Terry Lacy, Farmers Alliance, Culligan, MKC, Prairieland Partners, Krehbiels Specialty Meats, First Street Liquor, Jeff Smith and Home State Bank.

The Rural Appreciation Picnic will also coincide with the McPherson 4-H Fair. Attendees will have time to enjoy the 4-H exhibits in the 4-H building and Chief Building before the picnic, then stay for a Live Food Auction under the tent at 6 pm, followed by the Meat Goat Show in the Livestock Arena at 7.

Tickets for the Rural Appreciation Picnic will be available at sponsoring businesses.