Friday, September 9, 2011

Farm Bureau Display huge hit at Fair

Farm Bureau Agricultural Display: Huge Success

Blackfoot--At the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot the Farm Bureau Agricultural display is an irresistible stop for young families.

Bingham County Farm Bureau President Gary Judge volunteers at the Ag display and says business is brisk at the display.

“This is my first day but I have visited with others and there’s been a tremendous response. We’re starting to wonder if we can get to all of the classes with the requests we’ve had for our mobile classroom. Its been a great response and thats what we have hope for,” said Judge.

The mobile classroom was on display at the fair, interested teachers can fill out a form and bring the cow and classroom to their classroom free of charge.

The display includes a large tent of farm animals and an artificial cow that kids can milk, the displays have a very specific purpose:

“It so these kids can figure out where their food comes from,” explains Judge. “Farm Bureau purchased the cow and its set up so it can go to the different schools. If we can get the teachers that are interested in it, we can load this cow up with our little trailer and take them over to the classroom so the kids can understand where their food comes from.”

So far the experiment is working the display tent and the cow are big hits. Fair Board director Max Collard praised the Farm Bureau effort.

“We’re right in the middle of agricultural country and we value that a great deal, we want to continue that and showing what can be done in agricultural displays is evident here. The agriculture here is hands on, kids can get up close and see,” said Collard.

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