A sawmill may be noisy and dusty, but it's also a synchronized feat that churns out high-quality product. Watching logs become boards, beams and decking is mesmorizing and impressive.
It also helps you see how a 2-by-6 came from a tree trunk and just how much engineering and manpower it took to create that product.
Patch Editor Jennifer Squires is a member the Focus Agriculture Class XXIII. She will write about the nine-class program, which covers topics such as ethnic groups in agriculture, new technology and diversity of commodities locally grown. In addition, there are many farm tours and hands-on experiences.