Of course they help plant and harvest crops, but they also do everything from putting the top on a grain bin to digging holes for apple trees and, even holding up other tractors while getting fixed. The tractor is an integral part of American history and culture. This weekend you can get an up close personal experience with the engine of farming at A & H Farm.

During their Touch-A-Tractor event, you’ll be able to touch and get up close their tractors, farm implements and more. Not only will you be able to see tractors, but A & H will also have the Riley County Fire District #1 truck on display. The Hunters Island Station and the Ogden Station also plan on being at the event 10-2 on Saturday with the UTV and the Brush Truck, as well as the Ladder Truck & Pumper. A limited number of rides on the ‘tractor buddy seat’ will be sold, as well.

The giant slide, trike track, petting zoo, kids play area, grain bin bar, and other activities will also be open.

The event runs 10 am until 7 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday (6/17-19/22). You can purchase tickets here and join the Facebook event here.

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A & H stands for Andrea and Hugo, the owners and operators of the farm. They have 8 children with ages ranging from 3-19. Oftentimes, they can be found working on our farm or at the Farmers Market. In 2017 they were named the Farm Family of the Year by the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Andrea’s family has been farming for over a century and the farming gene has been passed down with each generation. Before they started A & H Farm, Hugo was in the Army while Andrea worked as an accountant. After getting out of the military, they decided to move back to Andrea’s hometown of Manhattan to start their own farm and the rest is history.

Andrea has been attending Farmers Markets since she was less than 2 weeks old and is currently the President of the Downtown Farmers’ Market of Manhattan where she works closely with other Farmers Markets to implement the use of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

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