Tuesday is 4-H Day at the Wisconsin State Fair

Celebrating 100 years this year, 4-H will be featured in Central Park with a number of hands-on activities where families can learn more about getting involved in the youth development organization.  There will be an area for 4-H alumni to gather and they will all participate in the parade around the fairgrounds. On Tuesday evening… Read more »

Richardson wins Woman in Agriculture Rising Star award

There’s no question Ashlyn Richardson loves the Missouri State Fair. Richardson of Lincoln, Mo. was awarded the 2014 Missouri State Fair Woman in Agriculture Rising Star award, sponsored by Monsanto. Winners are selected based on their outstanding achievements, leadership in agriculture, a commitment to advance agriculture and their extensive Missouri State Fair participation. She is… Read more »

Bartholomew wins Woman in Agriculture award

Tammy Bartholomew of Archie, Mo. was awarded the 2014 Missouri State Fair Woman in Agriculture award, sponsored by Monsanto. Winners are selected based on their outstanding achievements, leadership in agriculture, a commitment to advance agriculture and their extensive Missouri State Fair participation. “I’m very proud to represent the Missouri State Fair and it’s been a… Read more »

Soybean Day at the Ohio State Fair

Saturday, August 2nd is Soybean Day at the 2014 Ohio State Fair. Fairgoers entering through the Cardinal Gate at the north end of the fairgrounds tomorrow will be greeted by Ohio soybean farmers. Patrick Knouff , Chairman of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean farmer from Shelby County says the soybean farmers will be able… Read more »

18th Annual Pork Rib-Off

The Ohio Pork Producers hosted the 18th Annual Pork Rib-off during the Ohio State Fair. The annual event attracts competitors from across the state competing for top honors in both the pulled pork and ribs categories. Grand Champion Pulled Pork honors this year went to Hickory River Smokehouse at Tipp City, Ohio. Audio: Dan Davis,… Read more »

Meet Demi Snider – Ohio Beef Ambassador

During the Ohio State Fair you may find Ohio Beef Ambassador Demi Snider of Hardin County giving a demonstration in the Taste of Ohio Cafe, working at the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association exhibit, even showing cattle. Demi even found time to sit down to talk with Dave Russell. Audio: Demi Snider of Hardin Co., 2014 Ohio… Read more »

Opening day at the Wisconsin State Fair

The Wisconsin State Fair opens its ten-day run on Thursday.  Brian Bolan is Ag Director at the fair and he says once again they are expecting good numbers to fill the barns.  More than 900 head are entered in the junior dairy show in what is considered the largest junior dairy show in the world. … Read more »

Joint Ag Committee’s meet at OSF

The Ohio House and Senate Agriculture Committee’s held a joint hearing at the Ohio State Fair on Tuesday, July 29. District 27 State Senator Frank LaRose says it’s important to bring the two committees together at the State Fair. “There are thousands of young folks and industry groups and commodity groups that are out here… Read more »

Talk about interactive

One of the most interactive areas at the 2014 Ohio State Fair is the Land and Living exhibit in the Nationwide Donahey Ag and Hort Building. Ohio Farm Bureau Federation intern Maggie Dean of Marion sat down with Dave Russell and talked about some of the interactive activities fairgoers can do while in the building…. Read more »

Everything from kayaking, to fishing

First opened in 1966, Natural Resources Park at the Ohio State Fair is one of the areas that provides fairgoers with activities of all types, from kayaking, to fishing, to Frisbee golf. To find out about some of the other things being showcased at Natural Resources Park, Brownfield’s Dave Russell talked with ODNR Director, Jim Zehringer. Audio:… Read more »