Ag Literacy at the Fair

Happy Monday! Hope you are all had a chance to visit the wonderful Linn County Fair. I had the opportunity to attend Youth and Farm Bureau Day through Ag in the Classroom festivities but I made sure to take time to personally enjoy the fair as well. I have so many fond memories from my time spent in 4-H!

Linn County Farm Bureau spent two days focusing on agriculture literacy at the 2018 Linn County Fair. On Thursday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. we hosted a “Life Bracelet” activity during youth day. The life bracelet was made with four different color beads, each color representing a plant need; yellow (sun), blue (water), clear (air) and brown (soil).

We also shared our Apple Earth with fair-goers. Did you know 3/4 of our Earth is made up of water and only 1/32 of our Earth's surface is suitable for growing crops?

Agriculture Literacy is so important and fair is a great chance to interact with the community! Over 500 students walked through the fair on Youth Day!

We continued our learning Friday, July 29, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through an interactive trailer with a driving tractor simulator! Youth jumped at the opportunity to disk-harrow or plant.

Throughout the day, students could checkout a sample cattle feed ration and compete by answering a “By-products Riddle.”

Linn County Farm Bureau also hosted two segments of “Minute it to Win it Farm Edition” at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. where challenges connected everyday by-products to the primary agriculture commodity.

Did you miss us at the fair? Be sure to stop and see us next year!

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