Agriculture is Cool – and it can get you into the Ohio State Fair for free!
The Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio State Fair and the buckeye state’s agricultural groups are again sponsoring the “Agriculture is Cool” program at the Ohio State Fair complete with exciting interactive stations like the opportunity to milk a real cow!
There are three great ways to participate:
- Ag is Cool for fourth graders
Students in the fourth grade during the 2011-2012 academic year and a chaperone can attend the Fair to see what makes agriculture cool any one day for free simply by presenting their report card at the entry gate. Better yet? Participants may enter to win a $500 scholarship by writing an essay about what they learned.
- Ag is Cool for teachers
Win a $2,500 grant to use any way you like in your classroom! Fourth grade teachers can sign up to receive a free admission coupon online when they sign up on or before July 11 and visit the Ag is Cool stations at the Ohio State Fair (July 25 - Aug. 5). There, they can enter a random drawing to win no-restrictions money to use in the classroom!
- Ag is Cool art competition
Students K-12 can flex their imagination by creating agricultural works of art, videos and more (and yes, prizes are involved)! Prior to the Fair, the Creative Expression visual arts contest will take place through July 9. Winners in each category and age group will be selected and honored in a special ceremony at the Fair and receive tickets to see The Band Perry on Aug. 2!