Idaho AgFest – BAF’s Proud Partnership With Agriculture
Late planting and an early freeze made the Idaho harvest season difficult for farmers and agricultural workers, so the 2019 AgFest hoped to recognize them for their hard work. Free to agricultural workers and their families, the AgFest was held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Idaho Falls, and attendees were treated to live entertainment, raffle prizes, local vendor booths, free lunch, a kid’s play area, and all-you-can-eat French fries!
This year, AgFest also awarded five $1,000 scholarships to the children of agricultural workers. Basic American Foods proudly sponsored one of these scholarships in support of the agricultural community, an important BAF partner.
On top of food, games, and other activities, AgFest offered resources to agricultural workers. There were more than 20 booths offering information about GED programs, higher education, and health and wellness. Raffle prizes included a BBQ Smoker, a Nintendo Switch, a 65-inch Samsung TV, and much more. The North Bingham Library gave away an estimated 1,000 books to kids for free.
AgFest is a nonprofit organization started by local farmer Carl Taylor and his wife, Linda, with the goal to thank their workers and help them better their lives. He said other farmers and ranchers quickly jumped on the idea, as “a way for growers to give back to their employees who contribute to Idaho’s most important business, which is agriculture.”Back to posts