KNOB NOSTER — THe Johnson County Farm Bureau brought local farmers, Knob Noster Elementary and Middle school students, Knob Noster FFA members and JROTC students together to celebrate the importance of agriculture with the Flapjacks with Farmers event at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Simple Blessings Event Barn in Knob Noster.

The event came towards the end of the Farm Bureau's Celebrate Agriculture: Thank a Farmer Week.

Johnson County Eastern Commissioner John Marr and Western Commissioner Charlie Kavanaugh were in attendance to speak about the proclamation they passed on Jan. 30 designating Feb. 2 to Feb. 8 as Thank a Farmer Week.

Breakfast was held for attendees using eggs provided by Rose Acre Farms, sausage provided by Violet Corbett and gravy provided by Jim Nevils.

Following breakfast, Knob Noster FFA President Cody Clifton gave a speech thanking all farmers for their hard work and read an excerpt from radio broadcaster Paul Harvey's "So God Made a Farmer."

"It is my pleasure to thank all the farmers here and tell them how appreciative the world is," Clifton said.

Knob Noster FFA members Sarah Walters and Paige Keith helped coordinate a Missouri agriculture trivia game with attendees.

The trivia questions were made up of information and facts that Knob Noster FFA members helped teach Knob Noster Elementary School students when they visited the school during the previous week.

Knob Noster Elementary School students in first through fourth grades and Knob Noster Middle School students presented attendees with thank you cards they created for farmers.

Knob Noster Superintendent Jerrod Wheeler spoke to attendees, discussing his childhood growing up on a farm and thanking farmers for their hard work before speaking about the district's focus on leadership development and character education.

The event came to an end with raffle giveaways available for attendees. 

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