I love fairs and farm shows. The first farm show I ever attended was the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Ill., way back in the mid 60s. Back then, farm equipment manufacturers displayed their newest equipment at state and county fairs. That day has largely passed. It was before the large farm shows of today were prominent, and before our society became so mobile. I always enjoyed seeing all the equipment and hearing salesmen from the factories promoting their products. It was a scenario we don't always emulate.