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Butler County Farm Tour gives glimpse of life on the farm

September 15, 2019 News Extra

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A box filled with dried corn kernels took the place of a traditional sandbox Saturday at Metrick's Harvest View Farm & Market in Connoquenessing Township as part of the Butler County Farm Tour.

CONNOQUENESSING TWP — There was down-on-the-farm family fun Saturday during the annual Butler County Farm Tour.

But there was more to the tour than just amusement and entertainment. It was about education, too.

“The Farm Tour is an important thing, it gives people an idea of where their food comes from,” said Ken Metrick, owner of Metrick's Harvest View Farm & Market.

“Agriculture is the No. 1 industry in Pennsylvania,” he added. “We need promote that to the people.”

His was one of three farms on this year's tour, sponsored by the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau.

Other participants were West Park Alpacas in Worth Township and North Country Brewing Company's Growing Together Aquaponics in Slippery Rock Township.

Read the full story in Monday's Butler Eagle.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.