After breakfast a couple neat things happened:
We honored the Johnson County Farm Family of The Year - The Hugh Dunn family!
The Monsanto Fund presented "Friends Of Johnson County Agriculture" with our grant money!
and yes receiving and having my picture taken with the giant check was all I dreamed, my kids even brought it home - they want me to hang it in the house!
"Friends Of Johnson Cty Agriculture" presented a grant to the Johnson County Junior Beef Cattle Assoc. to assist with the open show they are putting on April 23!
and yes that is Amy Kelsay from Two Maids a Milking, she serves on the board of directors with me as well, originally I presented the grant, but my kids were the only kids in the Jr. Assoc. there to accept the money so I made Amy stand in for the picture!
A few hours later we grilled and served around 90 ribeyes to those that had come for the Grain Engulfment and Res-Q Tube demonstration.
Which we were very proud to have a lot of kids from The Franklin FFA Chapter there for lunch and watch and participate in the Grain Engulfment demo.
they engulfed by daughter in grain!
while everyone watched!
they saved her! Of course she volunteered for the whole thing!
But seriously this was an amazing thing to get to see and for her to experience. After the public demonstration they trained and certified around 40 firefighters in Johnson County to use these Res-Q tubes! Thanks to National Starch and GSI for donating 2 of these to Johnson County!
If you live or work on a farm I strongly suggest that you find out if your county has one and where to find it in case of an emergency. It won't work in every situation but is definatly a life saving tool.
HAPPY AG MONTH!