Ag Country Tent Wraps Up 3rd Successful Year at the Canyon County Fair

By Roger Batt, Executive Director

On Sunday, July 27th, the Canyon County Farm Bureau’s Ag Country tent wrapped up its 3rd successful year at the Canyon County Fair.  This year over 7,200 people visiting the tent and over 1,800 Ag quizzes were taken by kids and adults, which featured specific agricultural questions from each of the 11 exhibits in the tent.

Exhibits at the tent were sponsored by the following groups:

Ag in the Classroom

Canyon County Farm Bureau

Idaho Alfalfa/Cloverseed Commission

Idaho Bean Commission

Idaho Cattle Association

Idaho Eastern-Oregon Seed Association

Idaho Fruit and Vegetable Association

Idaho Honey Association

Idaho Mint Commission

Idaho Wheat Commission

Nampa-Caldwell Chambers of Commerce Agri-Business Committee

A new event was added this year, sponsored by the Canyon County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, on the first day of the fair.  The “Where Does My Breakfast Come From?” scavenger hunt drew a large crowd of children and parents alike with over 100 participants in just two hours.  The Women’s Committee was pleased with the turnout and plans to sponsor it again during the 2015 Canyon County Fair.  A special thanks to Kristie Dorsey and Gayle Batt for coordinating this event.

Wheat grinders were also a new addition to the Ag Country tent which allowed visitors to grind wheat kernels into flour.  A theatre area for viewing videos about Idaho agriculture was also setup for people to lean about the importance and diversity of Agriculture in Canyon County.

On behalf of the Canyon County Farm Bureau, I would like to thank all of the exhibitors and volunteers who helped make Ag Country not only possible, but successful this year.  We look forward to next year!

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