Volunteers needed to helpstack sheaves of wheat in the field on July 29, at the fairgrounds.

Have you noticed the wheat growing on the fairground's property south of the fishing pond?

The Jefferson County Historical Society, in conjunction with the Madras FFA, will be cutting, binding and shocking that wheat during the fair on Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m.

It is a Heritage Sonora dryland wheat, and was donated by John Campbell. Mike MacIntosh of Terrebonne will be bringing his team of horses and equipment to cut and bind the wheat.

The Historical Society along with volunteers will then shock the wheat in the field (stack the sheaves of wheat so the grain heads can ripen in the field).

The final threshing of the wheat will happen on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the homestead area. There will be an old-fashioned picnic with Dutch oven desserts and children's activities. Look for more information on this event after the fair.

Organizers are looking for volunteers to help with the shocking on July 29. If interested, call 541-475-7488.

Don't forget the homestead and schoolhouse tours every day of the fair from 1–3 p.m.

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