Local officials attend Legislative Farm Tour

Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit

Farmers are known to “rise and shine” at the crack of dawn. So, it wasn’t all that early, but it was still morning time when government officials and media had their opportunity to visit an actual farm and learn how much it costs to run the operation this past week.

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau and Penn State Extension hosted the Legislature Farm Tour on Friday at the Rick Wise Farm, 161 Cider Mill Rd., near Troutville.

Don Tanner, district director for Penn State Cooperative Extension, thanked Rick and his family for allowing them to come out to this enterprise.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.