FFA Baytree Farm Tour


Kiley Minnick, Contributer

baytree-gt-newspaperRedbank Valley FFA Chapter members attended the Clarion, Venango, Forest County Farm Bureau 2016 Legislative Day Tour on 9/16/16 held at Baytree Farm, Emlenton, PA. Students that attended had the opportunity to meet local and state legislators and hear presentations on local agriculture issues and laws. Some of the topics covered included: PA production statistics, the need for skilled agricultural workers in our area, beef commodities, small business planning, and permit regulations for oversized farm machinery. Legislators were able to hear the issues and respond to them. Following the presentations and catered lunch, guests toured Baytree Farm where they learned about the sheep and lamb operation. Pictured below are FFA members discussing the importance of maintaining agricultural education in high schools with Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, from the United States House of Representatives.

~Photos and story courtesy of  Mrs. Gruver, FFA Advisor.