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The Exhibit Farm Blog

11
Oct

Beyond the Deficit Model in Agriculture Education

Two hands forming a heart shape around a small plant

If you start talking shop with your fellow ag educators, it probably won’t be long before…

27
Sep

What Do Farmers Do in Winter? The “365 Days of Farming” Exhibit

This display shows what farmers do during all seasons

Most consumers know farmers plant seeds in the spring and harvest crops in the fall. What…

13
Sep

Mix, Match, and More: A Display about Locally-Grown Foods

Hand adding a piece to the plate on the interactive food choices display

If you’re educating consumers about their food, chances are you’ll talk about local agriculture at some…

30
Aug

How Well Do Ag Education Programs in Schools Work?

Two little girls with watering cans standing beside raised garden bed

You wouldn’t think ag education programs in schools could be a possible problem for agricultural literacy….

16
Aug

The Maize Maze: A Corn Maze Game

Two men playing the farm maze game in front of an exhibit tent

Despite what you might think, “maize maze” isn’t a typo. It’s just the cleverest way we…

02
Aug

Creating Memorable Ag Education Programs

You probably remember this from your school days:  you studied for the exam, but when it’s…

19
Jul

All-Out Ag Theme: Agriculture-Themed Trade Show Furniture

Exhibit Farm Engagement Table

What’s the first thing on your mind when you go to an agricultural trade show? Your…

06
Jul

Showing Consumers How Agriculture Impacts Daily Life

Tan wool sweater against a chestnut background

We spend all day, every day working with checkoffs, fairs, farm bureaus, and other groups trying…

21
Jun

Powering Virtual Reality Agriculture Education: A VR Headset Display Unit

A woman standing next to the virtual reality station smiling while looking through VR goggles

Bringing people face-to-face with a farmer. Showing consumers the view from a tractor. Letting folks walk…

07
Jun

Getting Past Distrust of the Ag Industry

You’ve heard the arguments before. “GMOs are poison.” “Farming and ranching destroys the environment.” Whether it’s…