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The future of fairs, and opportunities for direct sales

The Around Farm Progress podcast looks at how county and state fairs changed this year; and we dig into ways direct sales present unique farm opportunities

From county fairs to consumers connecting with farmers, the pandemic has brought about a lot of new ideas for agriculture. For those state and county get-togethers, we get some insight not only about how they changed this year, but how some additions for these fairs may not go away in the future. That insight comes from Fran O'Leary, editor of Wisconsin Agriculturist.

Then we take a closer look at the opportunities for selling direct from farm to consumer with Curt Arens, field editor for Nebraska Farmer. He shares insights on how this trend is helping farmers and may have added benefits for bringing in the next generation.

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