The Minnesota Farm Bureau will again have "Minnesota Farmers CARE – Animals. Environment. Food. Family – Committed to Agriculture while Respecting the Earth" exhibited at the 2012 Minnesota State Fair, Thursday, August 23, -Monday, September 3.
Also included in this year's display is the Ag Cab Lab – Four-Wheel Drive Tractor and a salad garden.
The MFB state fair building is located at 1305 Underwood Street, directly across from the Food Building and behind the giant slide.
Minnesota Farmers CARE
This year's "Minnesota Farmers CARE – Animals. Environment. Food. Family – Committed to Agriculture while Respecting the Earth" display will present facts about the four key corners of agriculture, and how farmers are involved in each step to feed your family.
"Farmers are Committed to Agriculture while Respecting the Earth. This is demonstrated through our ethical animal care, our environmental stewardship, our work ethic to grow enough food to feed the world and our commitment to our families," said Kevin Paap, Minnesota Farm Bureau president. "We as farmers must engage consumers in our farm and food story, and the Minnesota State Fair is a great place to do so. We are committed to ensuring that what we do today will positively affect future generations."
Ag Cab Lab – Four-Wheel Drive Tractor and Tractor
The Case IH Ag Cab Lab – Four-Wheel Drive Tractor looks like a tractor, sounds like a tractor and fair attendees can "drive" the tractor in the field through a gaming feature. State fair visitors are invited to take a ride and collect a tractor trading card at the end of the ride.
The Case IH Ag Cab Lab – Tractor will be on display at the CHS Miracle of Birth Center and is located on the Coliseum side of the building (on the right as you enter through the silo).
Explore interactive exhibits such as the salad garden, win books or a rain barrel or visit with our volunteers and ask questions about agriculture. You may also read new fun facts about agriculture, take an educational quiz and win a collapsible, reusable grocery bag.
Thank you to this year's partners: the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted FFA Chapter and Farm Bureau volunteers from across Minnesota.