What is “Agriculture is Cool”?

Do you have a soon-to-be-fifth-grader that would like to get into the Fair for FREE? With the presentation of a valid report card, exiting fourth grade students (2014-2015 academic year) and one chaperone can get into the Ohio State Fair for free to participate in the interactive learning experience “Agriculture is Cool.”

The Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio State Fair and Ohio’s agricultural commodity groups sponsor this program at the Fair that aims to educate students about Ohio’s largest industry in fun, hands-on ways. Throughout the Fair, there will be many different interactive stations set up to help educate children about agriculture. These include learning how to milk a cow, watching the birth of farm animals, observing how to spin wool into yarn and many more exciting activities. You can learn where each of these stations are located by picking up a Fair map on that day and looking for the star-shaped “Ag” symbol on certain buildings and locations.

Win big money with “Agriculture is Cool”!

After the Fair is over, fourth graders who attended the Fair will have the opportunity to compete to win a $500 scholarship and have their picture posted to the Department of Agriculture’s website. To enter, students must write an essay about what they learned at the “Agriculture is Cool” interactive stations. Entries must be postmarked by Aug. 31 and students may only enter once. The winner will be notified via email or phone by Sept. 28.

More information about “Agriculture is Cool” can be found here.

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