The New York Farm Bureau (NYFB) Foundation for Agricultural Education and the NYFB State Promotion and Education Committee have announced plans for the Farm Bureau Family Education Center at the August 6-8, 2019 Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, N.Y. New York Ag! will be the theme of the education area that showcases the diversity of the farming industry in New York State.
"Every year we plan a full menu of agricultural education for visitors of all ages along with providing a place to relax. The tent will have a new look and updated exhibits and materials for the 2019 Farm Days," says NYFB Foundation for Agricultural Education Director Sandie Prokop.
Special Exhibit Features Food Waste Mitigation Partnership Program
A special exhibit in the tent will highlight the NYFB 2018 Promotion and Education Award-winning program created by the Dutchess/Putnam/Westchester Farm Bureau. The program partners farms with religious groups and others to mitigate food waste while feeding people in need.
Information about the 2019 Education Summit scheduled for November in Syracuse, N.Y., will be available in the tent. Prokop notes, "We are developing a hands-on learning experience that will provide the training and tools needed to tell the New York Ag! story."
NYFB Foundation major educational programming, including the Food and Farm Experience, the Meet Your Farmer video series, and the Ag Fact School Calendars that are distributed free of charge to thousands of third grade classes in New York State, will be featured at the exhibit in 2019.
Discover Agricultural Education Resources and Learning Opportunities
Nine pull-up banners showcasing New York livestock, commodities, and crops will be on display as part of the NYFB Foundation Lending Library for free use by groups throughout New York State.
Youth, young farmers and college students will find news and information on events, programs, and awards of particular interest to them. The 2019 NYFB Scholarship winners will be featured with details about how to apply by March for a 2020 scholarship.
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The children will enjoy the Grain Box area with toy farm equipment, interactive games, puzzles, coloring, and straw bale seating. NYFB balloons will be available for all children visiting the tent. Popcorn and juice are free.
Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, N.Y., hosts the Empire Farm Days agricultural and rural living event. Learn more about exhibits, field crop and equipment demonstrations, seminars, speakers, activities, live animal exhibits, and show vendors at www.empirefarmdays.com