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October 6, 2023 Harvest Farm Shows

Harvest Time Farm Shows in High Gear

                           Soybean harvesting near the Home Office just outside of Lexington, Illinois

Fall is upon us and a chill is in the air today as local farmers begin the harvest.   Heavy rains have delayed some harvesting, but in Cebtral Illinois, the harvest is well on its way.

                            Husker Harvest Days

             FCFI tent visitiors have their free walking sticks and are listening to the Gospel presentation

Husker Harvest Days this year was held in Wood River, Nebraska on September 12-14, 2023.  This is a large show in Nebraska that includes field demonstrations, cattle handling, and much more.  The Fellowship of Christian Farmers has a booth there every year, witnessing to thousands of people and giving away Wordless Walking Sticks.  Dave Ferris led the FCFI volunteers sharing the Gospel in Nebraska.

                                                           Para-cord ropes hanging in the FCFI tent

One unique thing about the Husker Harvest Days farm show is the Fellowship of Christian Farmers makes ropes out of  para-cord, and then fastens the leather with beads and the tag on it.  The kids (or adults) choose the colors used and the ropes are twisted together by a machine, like a loom.  They can choose a rope or a walking stick.  I would love to make a dog leash with the 5 colors used in the Gospel story!

                     Ohio Farm Science Review

                                        Fellowship tent at the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio

The Ohio Farm Science Review from London, Ohio closed out the summer season September 19-21, 2023.  Executive Director Dennis Schlagel drove out to set up our tent and displays for the well attended show.  

Report from Emily Bennett:

LONDON, Ohio (Sept. 22, 2023) - More than 116,786 attendees made the trip to the Molly Caren Agricultural Center this week for the 61st annual Farm Science Review and left with new products, new ideas and new connections.

The three-day farm show welcomed 35,902 visitors on Tuesday, 59,641 on Wednesday and 21,243 on Thursday, all of whom experienced beautiful Ohio fall weather.

“As far as shows go historically, this one is at the top of the list in terms of attendee-exhibitor interactions, field demonstrations and weather conducive to folks enjoying their time here,” said Nick Zachrich, FSR manager. “We’ve had lots of great feedback from attendees and exhibitors alike on how the connections made here this week will be prudent to the agriculture industry as a whole in the years ahead.”

                                                                FCFI tent at the Farm Science Review

The FCFI tent was manned by Jeremy Stout and Alan Morrow, FCFI veterans at farm shows and disaster relief projects.  The show is put on by THE Ohio State University.  They had exceptionally good weather for the show, which brought large crowds.  The FCFI tent was full most of the time.  These are the days when people are looking for something to rely on, and no one is more reliable than Jesus Christ, who died for all.

    Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days

            FCFI Area Leader Mike Weaver on bended knee sharing the Gospel with a couple of youngsters

The Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days ran Saturday, and Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2023. The Fellowship of Christian Farmers tent was there, with Area Leader Mike Weaver, long time member Jeff Mings, and Warren D.  More beautiful fall weather for this show.  

Here is a short video from our tent with lots of background noise from a busy show grounds --> Hunting and Fishing

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