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Committee forms to ensure county farm tour continues

February 20, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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A box filled with dried corn kernels took the place of a traditional sandbox at Metrick's Harvest View Farm & Market in Connoquenessing Township as part of the 2019 Butler County Farm Tour.

A committee is forming to save the Butler County Farm Tour.

Butler County Commissioners Leslie Osche and Kim Geyer passed around a yellow legal pad to all in attendance at the Butler County Farm Town Hall on Thursday night, asking people to sign up if they were interested in forming a future committee to organize the tour.

Many local farmers atteneded the event hosted by the Butler County Commissioners at Butler County Community College's Founders Hall, along with several state and local officials, including representatives from the Butler County Farm Bureau, Penn State Extension and Butler Area School District.

State Sen. Scott Hutchinson, R-21st, and state Rep. Marci Mustello, R-11th, also attended the town hall,

“I think the willingness was good from the Farm Bureau, the Extension and some of the other people here tonight volunteering and signing up on that yellow tablet that they would be willing to meet again and talk to their neighbors and help them be a part of it,” said Ken Metrick of Harvestview Farm and Market in Mount Chestnut.

This is an excerpt of a story appearing in Friday's Butler Eagle. To read the full story, pick up a copy of the paper or subscribe online.

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