Farm Equipment Parade is Prelude to Site Based Meeting


Around 40 farm trucks, tractors, commercial semis and various farm implements rolled onto school grounds around 1:30 p.m. as a show of the farm community's desire to retain a third agriculture teacher position at the high school. The Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:15 p.m. today to consider eliminating a position in the ag program.

Some numbers that are sure to be brought up during the meeting include the economic impact of agriculture in Adair County:

2010 Cash Receipts- $43.2 million

From Livestock-$33.79 million

From Crops- $9.4 million

2011 Facts

2nd in state for # of Dairy Cattle

3rd in state for # of Dairy Farms (As of June 1)

6th in state for # of Beef Cattle

7th in state for acres of Hay

23rd in state in burley tobacco acreage

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