Farm tour gets inside agriculture

Ever wondered how an alpaca farm works? Or why farmers cut the tops off their corn? On Saturday, the Montesano Chamber of Commerce and the Washington State University Grays Harbor Extension office offer a chance for an up-close look at the agriculture of the county.

“We constantly hear (that) people simply have no idea what was going on agriculturally,” WSU Extension agent Don Tapio said. Most people are at least a generation removed from farm work, he explained, and the annual Farm Tour gives them an opportunity to see the agricultural work going on all around them. It’s part of Harvest Celebration Week, proclaimed by the County Commissioners on Monday.