Agriculture Awareness Day deemed a success

Venango County Commissioner Chip Abramovic, along with Clarion County Commissioners Ted Tharan and Ed Heasley, and Clarion-Venango-Forest Farm Bureau President Jeff Shaffer pose for a picture with the Venango-Clarion County Dairy Princess Royalty at the 2017 Agriculture Awareness Day held at Baytree Farm. Pictured are Ted Tharan (back, from left), Jeff Shaffer, Ed Heasley and Chip Abramovic. (Submitted photo)
From staff reports

The first ever Agriculture Awareness Day was held by the Venango Conservation District on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Baytree Farm in Emlenton.

More than 300 farmers and consumers from Venango County and the surrounding area attended Agriculture Awareness Day learning about all aspects of agriculture. Numerous interactive displays were on site showcasing different agricultural commodities, agencies and businesses. Demonstrations were also held throughout the day by local producers and agencies, including “Farming with Drones,” “Conveyor Belt Diverters,” “Soil Health Rainfall Simulator” and “Agricultural Assistance Programs.”


The Venango Conservation District holds a variety of workshops and programs throughout the year educating adults and children about a variety of environmental topics. For more information on the Venango Conservation District, call (814) 676- 2832.