With more and more people being farther and farther removed from the farm, it's hard for them to understand where their food comes from. With this in mind the Huron County Farm Bureau worked at the Huron County Fair to promote the food chain.
On kid's day at the fair, farm bureau members gathered together to work with youth in a scavenger hunt around the fair. Some 75 kids participated in the event.
Youth met at the Huron County Farm Service Agency tent to get their list of information they had to gather at each building on the fairgrounds. Participants were greeted by farm bureau members and had to read and learn the facts on the signs, then fill out their paper work. By the end of the hunt after participants gathered all their answers, they returned back to the starting point and were treated with ice cream as they learned where milk comes from.
The learning area stations included: beef, pork, chickens, dairy, rabbits, vegetables and the environment. This is the second year for the farm bureau to promote agriculture in this way at the fair, in previous years they brought in COSI-agriculture to the fair.
Farm bureau member and board member John Liles said it is important that youth and others know where our food comes from and not just the grocery store.
The hunt activity was organized and sponsored in cooperation with Huron County Farm Service Agency and the Huron County Soil and Water.