The Friends of Johnson County Agriculture invites the public to the 1st Johnson County Farm Festival, September 12-13. Hundreds of people are expected to visit the Johnson County Fairgrounds during this free event.The Johnson County Farm Festival “is an opportunity to learn about modern agriculture and how food is raised,” said Sarah Hanson, Agriculture and Natural Resources educator for Johnson County.
Families of all ages are welcome to talk to farmers and see farm equipment and animals. Visitors can go at their own pace and spend as much time as they like at each activity. The event is free and open to the general public.
This weekend long event will have lots of activities that people of all ages can do together,” Hanson said. “The purpose of the Johnson County Farm Festival is to create a better understanding of today’s agriculture. Here’s a chance to visit with real farmers and see how they grow grain, produce, and livestock while utilizing the latest technology,” she said.
Featured activities include agriculture education booths, tractor demonstrations, local food vendors, pedal tractor pull, bounce house, photo booth, and more! The event runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and noon to 4 pm on Sunday on the Johnson County Fairgrounds.
This event is sponsored by Johnson County Farm Bureau, Johnson County Community Foundation, Franklin Chamber of Commerce, and Purdue Extension Johnson County.