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Farmers in Hamilton host pumpkin field day

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HAMILTON, Ill. (WGEM) -

Local farmers are getting to ready to harvest one of the key signs of fall. Farmers got together near Hamilton for a pumpkin field day Friday.

Guest speakers talked about the different types of pumpkin and gourd varieties, along with how to watch for pumpkin diseases.

Local farmers say that while the early wet season put a bit of a damper on this year's crop, there's still plenty to celebrate this fall.

"The pumpkins just did not expand and grow out of the ground like they normally do. But we've still been blessed. God's blessed us with an excellent crop again this year." said Rick McVeigh.

The event was held by the University of Illinois and Iowa State Extension.

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