MdCV FFA celebrates National Ag Day with appreciation dinner

Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA members recently offered appreciation to the local agriculture industry by hosting a free dinner at the school.

By Danny Rice
MdCV FFA Adviser

The Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA Chapter hosted its annual Ag Producers Appreciation Dinner Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Marais des Cygnes Valley High School. The annual event was co-sponsored by the Osage County Farm Bureau and held in celebration of the National Agriculture Month.


Fred Diver talks about the KARL program.

The evening began with pulled pork, cheese potatoes and cole slaw with coffee or tea. The meal was provided by the Osage County Farm Bureau, prepared by Santa Fe Trail Meats, Overbrook, and served by MdCV FFA members.

The event also featured speakers Edie Doane, Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers; Willie Prescott, Osage County policy chair; and Fred Diver, Osage County Farm Bureau board member, speaking on the KARL program.

We should all be appreciative of everyone that is involved in producing, marketing, researching and developing products for our food and fiber industry. This includes the farmer, rancher, agriculture businesses, extension service, research and development, financial institutions, and organizations that support agriculture.

We are looking forward to another event next year and another opportunity to say thank you to those involved in agriculture.

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