At the 2012 State Fair, nine interactive Ag is Cool! stations offered activities for students, including milking a life-like cow, identifying bugs using a microscope and clues, learning about exporting livestock in a sequencing game, and comparing weights of animals and humans on scales. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio State Fair and the Buckeye State’s agricultural commodity groups, Ag is Cool! program activities included… State Fair admission to fourth-graders and chaperone; An opportunity for fourth-graders to compete for a scholarship; Free State Fair admission for fourth-grade teachers; A chance for fourth-grade teachers to win a classroom grant; An art contest for K-12 to illustrate how Ohio Ag is Cool!
Fort Loramie fourth grade teacher Alison Frilling entered the Classroom Grant contest and won $2,500 to help teach her class why Ag is Cool! And Fort Loramie fourth grader (now a fifth grader) Andrea Rodeheffer won a $500 Scholarship after submitting an essay on the interactive Ag is Cool! activities she participated in during the 2012 Ohio State Fair.
CONGRATULATIONS Alison and Andrea!
For more information go to the Ohio Department of Agriculture Ag is Cool! page.