Crop artist Stan Herd transformed Centre County farmland into a Biden campaign message.
Herd was commissioned by the Biden campaign to create three pieces in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Kevin and Georgia Abbey contributed acres of their land in Ferguson, Pennsylvania for the project.
“We live in the midst of hardworking farmers, business owners, health care workers, musicians, food service workers, accountants and truck drivers. We felt like this was an honor for all of these folks here in the village of Gatesburg and across Centre County, the state and our nation,” Georgia Abbey said. “It honors all those people for what we believe makes America great — we’re all full of grit, hard work and integrity. It’s also a vision of the many different ways and aspects to knit our neighborhood and our country together, rather than render it apart.”
“We’re about community and we’re about sharing things. We’re doing positive works here and not negative works,” Herd said. “Everybody is so incredibly negative right now, but our work and these efforts were in a positive note. It’s saying we want to look to a bright future and we want that future to embrace the environment, old people, compassion, respect and all of the things that you learn when you’re in kindergarten.”
Rural America is the backbone of this country.
Joe Biden’s plan to build back better will create good-paying jobs in the heart of this country, and bring back our advantage in agriculture. The way we get there is by investing in the next generation of agriculture and conservation.
Portions reprinted courtesy of centredaily.com