It's fair season, last week was the Smithton Town & Country Fair and now we travel down Highway 50 to the Johnson County Fair.   This year seems to be a return to basics.  With the drought effecting most farmers in the area and even last year's floods, I hope we can take notice and appreciate our farmers and young farmers.

The 4-H and Future Farmers of America have been a staple at the Johnson County Fair and today (July 13) is the Swine Show, Dairy Show, Ham Judging, and Small Animal Show going on through the day.   However while all those shows are taking place, be sure to head to the Community Building to check out the many exhibits that our youth work on through the year.  A lot of those kids have more talent and patience than I think I'll ever have to do things such as quilting, painting, sculpting, and much more.   It really makes me appreciate what those kids are doing and that there is a future in farming.

Afterall without the farmers, where would our food come from.  So whatever county fair you are closest to, I hope you take a visit and appreciate our farmers.