The Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio State Fair and the buckeye state's agricultural
commodity groups are again sponsoring the "Agriculture is Cool" program at the Ohio State Fair complete with
exciting interactive stations like the opportunity to milk a life-like cow!
There are several great ways to participate.
- Ag is Cool Creative Expression competition
Students K-12 can flex their imagination by creating agricultural works of art, videos and more
(and yes, prizes are involved)!
All entries will be judged by a panel that may include representatives from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Office of the Governor,
the Ohio Expo Center, and professionals in the areas of video production, photography, drawing, painting and other visual arts. Judging will
be based on the student's visual representation of the "Ag is Cool!" theme, if it accurately reflects 21st Century agriculture, creativity and
use of Ohio images, and quality of work.
Award winners will be recognized by the Office of the Governor and other state officials at the Ohio State Fair on July 26, 2017.
- Ag is Cool for fourth graders
To see what makes agriculture cool, students in the fourth grade during the 2016-2017 academic year and a chaperone can attend the Fair any one day for free simply by presenting their report card at the entry gate. Better yet? Participants can win a $500 scholarship by writing an essay about what they learned.
2011 "Ag is Cool!" Photos