To the Editor:
The third annual McHenry County Farm Stroll will be from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. Sunday.
This free public event will allow visitors to tour 12 farms throughout McHenry County.
This event would not be possible without the expertise of Dan Volkers (McHenry County Farm Bureau manager) and James Reeves (University of Illinois Extension director).
These men were instrumental in the development and planning to promote McHenry County agriculture.
A special thank you to our corporate sponsors, Country Financial and the First National Bank of Harvard.
Visitors will be able to see a wide variety of animals, including dairy cows, grass-fed beef cattle, horses, alpacas, pigs, sheep, goats, free-range turkeys, chickens and honey bees.
There will be numerous orchards and markets selling a wide array of farm products.
There will be special events at many farms, including spinners and weavers, machine rides, horseback riding demonstrations, hydroponic facilities and a wholesale nursery selling perennials and annuals.
To learn more about this free event, visit mchenrycountycfb.org, web.extension.illinois.edu/lm or Facebook.com/McHenry County Farm Bureau.
The McHenry County Farm Stroll unequivocally demonstrates that agriculture is alive and flourishing in McHenry County.
Please plan on attending for a delightful day in the country; see you on Sunday.
McHenry County Farm Stroll chairman