Message from the President 2014
Message from the President 2014

Message from the President 2014

“I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words, but of deeds – in achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.”

Impressive words written by E.M. Tiffany for the opening paragraph of the FFA Creed, and adopted by the National FFA Convention in 1930. Words that ring especially true in today’s world as people are once again embracing the importance of agriculture, food safety, and food sustainability.

In this modern and technological era, it is easy to blissfully go on our merry way, finding all we need to clothe and feed our families at stores, shops, and department chain giants. But unless you live on a farm, how many of us really know where all of those items we wear, utilize, or put on the table actually come from? How are they made, how are they grown?

Part of the mission statement for the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association is, “To encourage, develop and promote the advancement of agriculture…”. In a nutshell that means our annual Fall Fair is about education – teaching the visiting public the value of agriculture; providing a venue where visitors can meet the families who grow the food, raise the stock, and help us to raise healthy and happy children.

To achieve this goal we annually put together a unique class on agriculture that fills three whole days with first class fun for the whole family – from the smallest to the oldest. In fact, you’ll be having such a great time enjoying entertainment, music, magic, laughter and thrills, that the learning part will just sneak up on you – and the great memories will last a lifetime!

We’re very proud of our old time country fair, and we are especially proud of our membership, volunteers, exhibitors, and performers who bring what agriculture is really about to our fairgoers.

Most importantly though we need to say a big thank you to the people who still work the earth, raise the stock, and feed the world. Without you, we’d all be lost.

Come on down to our fair, and join us in celebrating 100 years of 4H in BC!

Jill Hayward
President North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association

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