The annual Clay County Fair featured a variety of agricultural exhibits that were aimed at teaching the local children a thing or two about the farming heritage of the region, according to the Spencer Daily Reporter.
Students at the fair learned about how their state, Iowa, is the number one producer of corn, soybeans, pork and eggs, along with a collection of facts that the Ag-Citing staff felt were interesting to the local schoolchildren.
"I like watching kids be excited and learning about agriculture," Cheryl Hurst, a coordinator for Ag-Citing, told the Reporter.
The theme of the fair was "Where Does Our Food Come From?" and students alternated between learning at the exhibits and taking turns on the vintage John Deere tractors that were available for tours of the site, according to the news source.
More than 700 kids attend the annual Ag-Citing event, which is part of a Clay County Extension program. Along with the fair, children take a tour of the Sundholm Environmental Center log cabin, which enlightens the youth about the future of the agricultural industry, reported the event website.
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