Congressman Billy Long has announced plans to revive the Seventh District Agriculture Tour. The tour has been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 and will make seven stops in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald counties.
Long's predecessor, Roy Blunt, introduced the Southwest Missouri Agriculture Tour as a way to explore the diversity of agriculture in the district and its economic significance.
Blunt hosted the tour for 14 years, taking business and civic leaders with him on two days of trips criss-crossing the district. Many stops were scheduled in Barry and Lawrence counties, including Monett.
Long's tour will begin at Andrew Farm and Seed in Carthage, then head to the Maple Grove Farms in Golden City. The noon hour will be spent at the National Fish Hatchery in Neosho.
The afternoon stops will include the Hunte Corporation in Goodman, Missouri Walnut in Neosho and the Mark Larson Farms in Oronogo. Long concludes the day by meeting with the Missouri Farm Bureau at the Carthage Water and Electric community room.
Space is limited on Long's bus, but others can visit the stops in their own transportation. For more information, contact Long's assistant Bob Kollmeier at 417-889-1800.