And, Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler is encouraging the public to support Washington's ag community by getting out and enjoying any or many of the fairs we offer.
Schoesler, a fifth-generation wheat farmer from Ritzville, says fairs play an important role in many rural communities and help educate folks about agriculture's importance across the state.
He says fairs are a great place to meet up with friends and try the signature foods that have been sold at the fairs for generations ...
FAIRS ... "Fairs are part of our rich agricultural heritage with great entertainment and learning opportunities that are good for the entire family."
Schoesler says fairs are a great place to learn about agriculture and all the great things about farming and how they shape our rural communities.
He says when you go to a fair, you get to see firsthand what farmers raise, from crops to livestock and other animals ...
FAIRS ... "They can learn that a steer is not all steak, that milk doesn't come from Safeway, and that there is hard work in producing the great quality food we enjoy as Washington residents."
So, Schoesler says head on out to the fairgrounds and have a great time.
Check out the Washington State Fairs Association website at
https://www.wastatefairs.com/ to find the list of the fairs in your area that are getting ready to begin in the weeks ahead.
Schoesler, whose land has been farmed by his family since the 1880s, represents the 9th Legislative District, which covers all or part of Adams, Asotin, Franklin, Garfield, Spokane and Whitman counties.