Agriculture is a large part of the cultural and economic backbone of Lee County, Virginia. With many families supporting either part or all of their income from their farms, the need to increase knowledge about safety, technology and opportunities is critical.
To help increase awareness and bring pride to the agriculture community, the Lee County Extension Office, Lee County Livestock Association, Lee County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Committee, Cumberland Horse Association, Southwest Antique Tractor Association, and others are hosting “Farm and Family Day” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct.19 at Leeman Field (Lee County Fairgrounds).
Educational, safety and fun activity stations will be set up on various subjects that would appeal to the whole family. There will be a sheep dog working demo at 1:30 p.m., barrel racing exhibitions at 3 p.m. and a show at 5 p.m., antique farm equipment obstacle course for kids, many business and equipment displays, ultrasound demo by the Lee Animal Hospital, tractor safety, conservation practices, a kids’ corner and several others.
Sponsors include: Lee Bank, Meade Tractor, Daniel Boone Soil and Water Conservation District, Lee Farmers Co-op, Clear Creek Mill, Lawsons, Farmer’s and Miner’s Bank, Lawson Family Farms, Farm Credit, Farm Bureau, Marcum Oil, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Lee Co. Livestock Association and Pullin’ Ink.
Bed turning is the time for quilters to show off quilts that they or members of their family have made. Those interested in bringing a quilt for the bed turning should contact Jeannie Mullins at the Lee County Extension Office at 276-346-1522.