- They must find a way to get themselves to Hampton, Iowa for the weekend.
- They must blog about their experiences.
If they do those two things, the entire weekend (Friday-Sunday) is taken care of for them - lodging, food, entertainment, etc. A few things the bloggers did over the weekend this year include going on a tour of the Old Stone House, toured the REA plant, went star gazing while sampling wine from a local winery (Town's End Winery), went on a tour of the Franklin County Historical Society Museum and Grandpa's Farm, went shopping in downtown Hampton, went to the Windsor Theater for a live Vaudeville show, and participated in the Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm Fall Festival.
I was happy to be able to join the group for awhile on Saturday while they focused on agriculture. To start with, the group traveled to Latham Hi-Tech Seeds and heard from the North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom staff about the program, as well as went through a couple of the lessons that they do for kids in local schools.
|Ag in the Classroom|
|Blogger group with the Roy Arend's Farm Family|
I can't wait to see what results from this year's Harvest Blogger's Tour and I can't end this post without linking my requested Sweet & Spicy Hog Wild Baked Beans recipe!