Ag is Cool is the theme of an agricultural education program at the Ohio State Fair, which runs from July 25 to Aug. 5 in Columbus. Students in the fourth grade during the 2011-2012 school year and a chaperone can attend the fair for free for one day simply by showing their report card at any entry gate. Fourth-grade teachers also may sign up for a coupon for a free one-day admission.
Students can write an essay about what they learned, while teachers can win a $2,500 grant to use in their classrooms. There’s also an agricultural-themed art competition for K-12 students. The program is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Farm Bureau, the Ohio State Fair and other agriculture partners. Interactive stations provide students the chance to learn more about Ohio agriculture, including a chance to milk a real cow!
For more information on all the Ag is Cool activities, including contest flyers to distribute to your students and teachers, click on the icon.