Each year the tour centers on a different area of the county and this year it was in the Fredericktown area which included 14 stops between Mount Vernon and Fredericktown.
At Knox Berry Farm on Bryant Road young and old alike were checking out the raspberry bushes and trying out the product.
“I’m just looking around,” said John Lamb of Fredericktown. “Just seeing what’s going on. I’ve been to the (Ag) museum and just following the tour around. I’ve done this for a lot of years.”
Emily Helmick, Fredericktown, was at the berry farm with her son, Corey, 7.
“We’ve been checking out the berries which my son is eating over there,” she said pointing to a nearby row of berry bushes. “He loves all kinds of fruits and vegetables.”
Corey was too busy eating raspberries to talk about what he had been seeing, but it was obvious he liked the berries.
Visitors to the Baumberger grain farm were getting a lesson on how grain is harvested, stored and prepared for market.
“We’re showing people what our grain process is,” said Corey Fearn, grandson of Jim Dudgeon and co-operator of the farm with Dudgeon. “We show them where we dump our corn and dry it, and where we store the corn. We’ve had a good turnout this year.”