The Ohio State Fair has come to a close, but there is still an opportunity for current fifth graders (exiting fourth grade students from the 2015-2016 academic year) to receive a $500 scholarship if they visited the Fair to participate in the Ag is Cool program this year!

For the sixth consecutive year, the Agriculture is Cool program, inspired by the initiative of Gov. John R. Kasich, allowed exiting fourth grade students from the 2015-2016 academic year to enter the Fair for free. By simply attending the Fair and writing an essay on what they learned, students can apply for one of four $500 scholarships.

The deadline to submit the essays via email to is Aug. 31. For more information and official rules, please visit

We hope everyone enjoyed and learned more about Ohio’s number one industry at the many Ag Is Cool education stations throughout the Fair!