Agriculture Adventures, held June 13–18 at Sauder Village, offered guests of all ages an opportunity to learn more about Ohio’s rich agricultural heritage. From egg candling, hog calling, meeting farm animals, learning about tractors and more—each day of this week-long event had different farm-themed demonstrations, special programs and activities for visitors.
Thanks to the efforts of Fulton County Farm Bureau, the popular combine simulator was parked at Sauder Village all week offering guests a hands-on look at harvesting. Fulton County Farm Bureau volunteers interacted with visitors and distributed Our Ohio magazines to those in attendance. The event drew approximately 2,000 visitors who were interested in learning about and experiencing agriculture.
“Sharing this region’s agricultural heritage in authentic ways is vital to our educational efforts,” said Fulton County Farm Bureau member Kim Krieger, who handles media relations at Sauder Village. “We also want our guests to learn more about modern methods and how agriculture impacts every area of our lives today. This special event was a great opportunity for people to learn so much about poultry, goats, beef, pork, crops and dairy through historical farming and cooking demonstrations, exhibits about modern agriculture and fun hands-on experiences.”
Agriculture Adventures was devoted to a different theme each day and featured visits from regional agricultural organizations and other special guests. In addition, more than 75 antique tractors dating from the 1930s to the 1960s were on display in the Historic Village.
Sauder Village’s upcoming farm-themed events include The Great Harvest July 7 and 8 (wheat harvest is weather permitting), Summer on the Farm on July 15 and Fall on the Farm on Oct. 14. Farm Bureau members receive $2 off admission with their membership card.
Stay connected and learn about upcoming Fulton County events on the Fulton County Facebook page.