Ninety-eight percent of the land in Franklin County is used to grow land or raise livestock, yet not every resident understands how or why or farmers do what they do. That’s why the Ag Committee of the Greater Franklin County Chamber is hosting the inaugural Town & Country Expo on Thursday, January 15, from 10 AM until 3 PM in the Franklin County Convention Center on the fairgrounds in Hampton.
The day-long Town & Country Expo offers opportunities for farmers and consumers to engage from trade show booths to a panel discussion about how being involved on a local level can carry your message to an even larger audience. Celeste Settrini, a fourth generation rancher from Salinas, California, will present the Expo’s keynote address, “Connecting Families: The Intersection of Pasture and Pavement.”
Remember, if you have questions, it’s always best to ask a farmer! I realize not everyone is going to be able to attend the Town & Country Expo on a weekday, but I know of many farmers who are available practically 24/7 to answer your questions. Here’s a list of some whom you might enjoy following: