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Ohio State Fair Land & Living Exhibit -- Schedule of Events

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Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio await visitors to the Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.

Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 24 to Aug. 4. Presented by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the exhibit demonstrates agriculture’s link to everyday life.

Visitors to the exhibit, located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building, can participate in a variety of activities such as taking a ride in a virtual combine harvester simulator, watching chicks and turkeys hatch and driving remote control tractors through a farm setting. Children can ride a pedal tractor through the OFBF Country Cruise while adults can take a stroll to learn about Ohio crops, animals and other important areas of Ohio agriculture. Families also can capture their fair experience with a souvenir picture, compliments of Farm Bureau.

The Land and Living display will showcase many new exhibits including the Country Connection stage with demonstrations such as winemaking basics, sheep shearing, agriscience experiments and animals from the Columbus Zoo.

Keep up to date with what's happening before, during and after the fair as our interns share their experience in the 2013 Ohio State Fair Land & Living Blog.

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE LAND & LIVING EXHIBIT WITH THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS BELOW

All exhibits are open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted by special times below.

Country Connection Stage

  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • *Scroll down for a list of special events by date

Puppy Time

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Virtual Tractor (Learn more about this exhibit brought to you by Ohio Soybean farmers)

  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

COUNTRY CONNECTION STAGE EVENTS BY DATE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

  • 11:30 a.m. | Bob Evans Farm Manager, Ray McKinniss -- Farm Manager Ray McKinniss will be talking about the history of Bob Evans and the working farm in Rio Grande, Ohio. He will also talk about the annual festival and tell some Bob and Jewel Evan stories as well!
  • 12:00 p.m. | NBC4 Meteorologist Jym Ganahl -- NBC4 Meteorologist Jym Ganahal will be giving an educational presentation about weather.
  • 1:30 p.m. | Bob Evans Farm Manager, Ray McKinniss -- Farm Manager, Ray McKinniss will be talking about the history of Bob Evans and the working farm in Rio Grande, Ohio. He will also talk about the annual festival and tell some Bob and Jewel Evan stories as well!
  • 3:30 p.m. | Town Hall Ohio Live Broadcast -- Town Hall Ohio host Joe Cornely will be on air to kick off the start of the Ohio State Fair and discussing this year’s exhibits in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building.

THURSDAY, JULY 25

  • 11:00 a.m. | Columbus Zoo sponsored by Nationwide -- The Columbus Zoo will be presenting live shows with animals for the Land and Living exhibit fairgoers to interact with.
  • 1:00 p.m. | Columbus Zoo sponsored by Nationwide -- The Columbus Zoo will be presenting live shows with animals for the Land and Living exhibit fairgoers to interact with.
  • 3:30 p.m. | 60 Seconds to Win It -- 60 Seconds to Win It is like the game show to see if you can complete an agriculturally related task in just 60 seconds!
  • MISCELLANEOUS - Entire Day | Ohio Ag Net Live Broadcast -- Dale Minyo, the voice of Ohio Ag Net will be doing his live broadcast from the Land and Living exhibit. Be sure to listen!

FRIDAY, JULY 26

  • 11:00 a.m. | Columbus Zoo sponsored by Nationwide -- The Columbus Zoo will be presenting live shows with animals for the Land and Living exhibit fairgoers to interact with.
  • 1:00 p.m. | Columbus Zoo sponsored by Nationwide -- The Columbus Zoo will be presenting live shows with animals for the Land and Living exhibit fairgoers to interact with.
  • 3:30 p.m. | Gus the Squash Carver -- Join Ohio’s favorite squash carver Gus Smithhisler as he works his magic carving a pumpkin weighing over 600 pounds!

SATURDAY, JULY 27

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | A Firm Foundation Live Broadcast -- Join radio hosts Rick and Jackie Metz for a live broadcast on AM 1470.
  • 1:30 p.m. | Wreath Making presenting by Ohio Christmas Tree Association -- Join the Ohio Christmas Tree Association as a local tree farmer demonstrates how to make a wreath and give pointers on how to take care of Christmas trees.
  • 3:30 p.m. | Gus the Squash Carver -- Join Ohio’s favorite squash carver Gus Smithhisler as he works his magic carving a pumpkin weighing over 600 pounds!

SUNDAY, JULY 28

  • 11:30 a.m. | Biotech Demonstration presented by Ohio Soybean Council -- This biotech demonstration by Ohio Soybean Council will be working with students using biotech in the classroom to demonstrate bioproducts.
  • 1:30 p.m. | Grow Food, Grow Hope by Wilmington College -- Where does your food come from? What does it take to grow your own food? Grow Food Grow Hope seeks to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables through small plot gardening and urban agriculture. Come learn about the available resources developed by Wilmington College and how you can have your own garden at home or in your neighborhood!
  • 3:30 p.m. | Sheep Shearing with Roger High -- Watch Australian-style sheep shearing as Roger High demonstrates.

MONDAY, JULY 29

  • 10:00 a.m. | Ohio Joint House and Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing -- The Ohio Joint House and Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. on stage with musical entertainment beginning at 10:00 a.m. Come out to testify and as Ohioans share their ideas and concerns about food security, family security and community security.
  • 1:30 p.m. | What’s in a Feed Ration? Presented by Dr. Maurice Eastridge -- What would it be like to eat like a cow? You might be surprised! If you had four stomachs, what would it take to keep them going? Join OSU’s Dr. Maurice Eastridge for a fun and fascinating look at the science behind feeding a cow.
  • 3:30 p.m. | Wind and Solar Energy Across Ohio Presented by William Spratley -- Have you ever wondered about wind and solar energy across the state of Ohio? Join William Spratley from Green Energy Ohio as he shares about wind and solar energy.

TUESDAY, JULY 30

  • 11:30 a.m. | Grow Food, Grow Hope by Wilmington College -- Where does your food come from? What does it take to grow your own food? Grow Food Grow Hope seeks to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables through small plot gardening and urban agriculture. Come learn about the available resources developed by Wilmington College and how you can have your own garden at home or in your neighborhood!
  • 1:30 p.m. | Sheep Shearing with Roger High -- Watch Australian-style sheep shearing as Roger High demonstrates.
  • 3:30 p.m. I Ohio Wine Making Basics with Ohio Grape Industries Committee -- Learn more about the basics of Ohio winemaking with the Ohio Grape Industries Committee.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

  • 11:30 a.m. | Read to Roo by Tina Anderson -- Tina Anderson will be featuring her service learning dog, Roo, as she talks about their journey to local schools and how dogs can be used in the classroom as a learning aid for students.
  • 1:30 p.m. | Biorefining by Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC) -- OBIC will be talking about biorefining and biproducts.
  • 3:30 p.m. | Christmas Tree Shearing by Ohio Christmas Tree Association -- A tree farmer will show how to properly care for a tree and shearing techniques.

THURSDAY, AUG. 1

  • 11:00 a.m. | Columbus Zoo sponsored by Nationwide -- The Columbus Zoo will be presenting live shows with animals for the Land and Living exhibit fairgoers to interact with.
  • 1:00 p.m. | Columbus Zoo sponsored by Nationwide -- The Columbus Zoo will be presenting live shows with animals for the Land and Living exhibit fairgoers to interact with.
  • 3:30 p.m. | A Special Presentation by Quasar -- Quasar will be presenting advancements and advantages of anaerobic digestion, stressing the conversion of organic substances (manure, food waste, fog, ect.) to renewable energy (including electricity and fuel) as a sustainable manure management solution.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

  • 11:00 a.m. | Columbus Zoo sponsored by Nationwide -- The Columbus Zoo will be presenting live shows with animals for the Land and Living exhibit fairgoers to interact with.
  • 1:00 p.m. | Columbus Zoo sponsored by Nationwide -- The Columbus Zoo will be presenting live shows with animals for the Land and Living exhibit fairgoers to interact with.
  • 3:30 p.m. | Cooking Demonstration sponsored by Ohio Maple Producers Association -- Have you ever wondered how to cook with maple or had syrup you didn’t know what to use it on besides pancakes or waffles? Ohio Maple Producers Association will be doing a cooking demonstration on how to use maple in your cooking.

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

  • 11:30 a.m. | 60 Seconds to Win It -- 60 Seconds to Win It is a like the game show to see if you can complete an agriculturally related task in just 60 seconds!
  • 1:30 p.m. | Biotech Demonstration presented by Ohio Soybean Council -- This biotech demonstration by Ohio Soybean Council will be working with students using biotech in the classroom to demonstrate bioproducts.
  • 3:30 p.m. | Biotech Demonstration presented by Ohio Soybean Council -- This biotech demonstration by Ohio Soybean Council will be working with students using biotech in the classroom to demonstrate bioproducts.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

  • 11:30 a.m. | Cooking Demonstration sponsored by Ohio Maple Producers Association -- Have you ever wondered how to cook with maple or had syrup you didn’t know what to use it on besides pancakes or waffles? Ohio Maple Producers Association will be doing a cooking demonstration on how to use maple in your cooking.
  • 1:30 p.m. | NBC4 Meteorologist Ben Gelber -- NBC4 Meteorologist Ben Gelber will be giving an educational presentation about weather.



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