It is once again time for the State Fair and those of you who love animals and the (bad) but so good food the dates are September 10 – 20. This year there is going to be a fun and educational activity for the kids it is called "Little Hands on the Farm"
Little Hands on the Farm Exhibit
The award winning agriculture program "Little Hands on the Farm" is a favorite destination for children ages 2-10 and their families. Exhibit Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Children will begin to understand the agriculture connection from the farm to the grocery store as they become the "Little hands on the Farm."
At the Start Barn, you begin your "visit" to the farm. Put on your apron, grab a basket, we have many products to "harvest".
Our first stop is the real grain silo. Scoop up some feed for the animals. Put it in your basket and head for the Chicken Coop.
Here you must gather an egg. Make sure to put it in your basket. Follow the path out to the Apple Orchard.
Pick an apple from the tree and put it in your basket. Head over to the Garden.
Here you can "plant" a seed on one side and "dig" up a vegetable on the other. Make sure to keep that veggie in your basket.
So much work to be done in the Tractor Shed! Start by fueling up your tractor. Then load up the front loader of your tractor with a straw bale. Drive it on over to the Sheep barn.
Here you can groom the sheep. Don’t forget to take a piece of wool for your basket. Head on over to the Dairy barn, the cows need to be fed and milked.
Take the feed that you scooped up in the grain silo and put it into the cow’s feed trough. Then take a turn and milk the cow. On your way to the Farmers Market, grab a carton of milk and add it to your basket.
At the Farmers Market you can drop off each item that you harvested on your visit to the farm. Place each item into separately marked bins. Then return your basket. The store clerk will buy your harvest items for Little Hands on the Farm "Money". Now head over to the Grocery Store and spend your earnings.
Here you can purchase a real agricultural product. We hope that you begin to understand the connection to agriculture from the farm to the grocery store.
We hope you enjoy your adventure on the Farm!
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