I started getting super nervous that no one would come and J and I would be eating baked potatoes for weeks to come, but to my surprise we had about 40 people attend.
Although forty people isn't a ton and I'm sure more than 40 people in the county eat food or use products that are directly tied to agriculture production, I feel like the event was a great success.
We raised awareness about the agriculture industry, partook in a Baked (locally grown) Potato Bar,
On top of all the fun we provided important and interesting information about the industry.
Considering the county I live in is rural and we are all surrounded by farms and ranches, I am a little surprised more people didn't come. I think a lot of people just take the abundance that agriculture provides for granted and some just don't care.
I obviously can't change the world, but if one person left my event this past weekend feeling grateful toward the agriculture industry, then I guess I did what I set out to do.
I plan on making this an annual event and I can't wait to watch it grow.
If you missed the Ag Day/Week celebrations don't fret, in the words of fellow blogger, Crystal Cattle, "...you can celebrate farmers everyday!"