The Exhibit Farm Blog


Models of Mold: Replicas of Corncob Ear Rots

Six cases containing replicas of corncobs with different diseases.

Why would you want to show off diseased plants? They’re the stuff of stress and nightmares…


Meet an Ag Educator! Alicia Knapke, Mercer County Fair

Brown graphic. Text reads, "Meet an Ag Educator! Alicia Knapke, Ag Education Intern at the Mercer County Fair."

It’s fair season! Few things say “late summer” like those outdoor conglomerations of roller coasters, fried…


Consumers’ Crop Protection Concerns: A Display Explaining IPM

The Integrated Pest Management display flanked by two displays about agricultural technology.

As you probably know, pesticides are one of consumers’ top concerns when it comes to buying…


Meet an Ag Educator! Emma Foster, Pennsylvania Beef

Yellow graphic. Text reads, "Meet an Ag Educator! Emma Foster, Director of Industry Relations at Pennsylvania Beef."

You may remember that we talked with an ag educator at a beef checkoff a few…


Saving the Soil: A Display about Cover Crops and Water

Three cross-sections of soil show cover crops' effect on water quality.

It’s hard to get consumers to care about nitty-gritty farming topics like cover cropping or water…


Meet an Ag Educator! Roxi McCormick, Colorado Farm Bureau

Orange graphic. Text reads, "Meet an ag educator! Roxi McCormick, Chair of Colorado Farm Bureau's Women's Leadership Committee."

As anybody involved in a Farm Bureau chapter can testify, volunteers are the heartbeat of the…


Preparing New Plant Pathologists: Two Replicas of Soybean Diseases

Bare branches and withered leaves on a lifelike replica of a soybean plant with sudden death syndrome.

When students study medicine, they eventually get to work with real patients. But when you’re training…


Meet an Ag Educator! Andrew Friskop, North Dakota State University

Brown graphic. Text reads, "Meet an Ag Educator! Andrew Friskop, Plant Pathologist at North Dakota State University."

Last month, we talked with an ag educator who works with both consumers and producers. But…


Fun (and Facts) at the Fair: Ag Education at State Fairs

3 teenagers interact with a standup display for ag education at a state fair.

Reality check: can your ag education programs compete against baby animals, roller coasters, and cotton candy…


Meet an Ag Educator! Joelle Neff, Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District

Yellow graphic. Text reads, "Meet an Ag Educator: Joelle Neff, Watershed Project Manager at Allen County SWCD."

Not all ag educators work with consumers, of course. Some of them focus on providing info…