The 30th Annual Susquehanna County Ag Day will be held on Friday, March 1st at Elk Lake High School. This event which traditionally focused on the dairy industry has expanded to include all aspects of agriculture as well as activities for community members interested in attending workshops or participating in health screenings.
The event will kick off at 10 a.m. with 75 plus vendors, no cost educational workshops, health organizations, lunch, pie baking contest, pie auction, and delicious dairy products including milk, cheese, and ice cream!
Thanks to Cabot Oil & Gas, a strong supporter of the economic development in Susquehanna and Wyoming counties, there will be no cost for lunch for those who make reservations by calling 877-345-0691 before February 25th. There will be a $5 lunch fee for those who register after this deadline.
Cabot has participated in Ag day since moving to the region. Cabot understands that agriculture has been an essential component of the Pennsylvania economy since the Commonwealth was founded in 1682. According to Econsult Solutions and Temple University’s Fox School of Business, reports that agriculture and its associated industries provide a $135.7 billion annual economic impact, representing close to 18% of Pennsylvania’s gross state product. It employs and supports nearly 580,000 people paying wages of $27 billion. “Cabot is proud to, once again, support the Susquehanna County Ag Day and its goal of educating the region about the importance of farming and agriculture. Cabot appreciates the strong connection between agriculture and the energy industry as farmers use natural gas to power equipment and fertilizers derived from natural gas to grow crops,” says George Stark, director of external affairs at Cabot. “Many of Cabot’s landowners are hardworking farmers in Susquehanna County, which further strengthens the relationship between both industries as we continue to support each other for years to come.”