The Farm Bureau members sitting at the booth interacted and helped to explain farm life to the children who may or may not have ever been exposed to the rural lifestyle, as well as explained where our food comes from. I love the concept of 'bridging the gap' from the urban to the rural lifestyle - no matter where in the United States. I am very passionate about sharing our farming way of life with others who live in urban areas and giving them a hands-on experience so they can see the daily life of a farmer in a very real way.
Although the exhibit was indoors and the "realism" of the activities were limited, children got to partake in:
|Feeding sheep and learning about wool production|
|And after all the fun, they got a sticker that proclaims, "I met a Farmer today!"|