The dairy industry will be the featured agricultural sector at the Farm Bureau Family Education Center at the 2015 Empire Farm Days August 11 to 13 at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY. Exhibits and resources will focus on the vast array of products made possible by the dairy industry in New York State. Visitors can test their dairy knowledge with the Wheel of Agriculture and feel boxes.
Another new exhibit for 2015 will showcase the successful programming created by the Seneca County Farm Bureau and highlight local agricultural sites of interest, while the pictorial tour of New York agriculture around the perimeter of the tent will note major statistics on farming in New York with photos depicting agriculture throughout the 11 Farm Bureau regions of the state.
Returning for a second year in the tent is the opportunity to utilize a special photo booth at posted times to possibly become a Face of Agriculture by sharing personal farming stories to help educate the general public.
“The Leadership area of the Farm Bureau Family Education Center provides information on how being part of the New York Farm Bureau network may add to your expertise to help your farm interests,” said Sandra K. Prokop, New York Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education Managing Director.
The Farm Bureau Youth, Young Farmer, and Collegiate area in the tent offers news on events, programs and award opportunities for the future generations of agriculture.
The Safety Showcase offered in partnership with the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health includes an educational center sponsored by NYFB insurance partner Nationwide.
New York Farm Bureau provides popcorn and juice refreshments free of charge and families can take a break while the children enjoy interactive games, puzzles, a coloring contest for prizes, and playing in the Grain Box with toy farm equipment.