-There's more to farming than driving a tractor.
That's the seed the
Franklin County Farm Bureau is planting in the heads of school children
attending the 20th Annual Farm Fair.
"A lot of these kids they drive by these
fields and they have absolutely no clue what's out there," says Ramona
Rommereim, chair of the Farm Fair committee.
Inside the exhibit hall
at the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds, children watch presentations from wheat
and potato growers, cattle ranchers, and dairy
farmers. The kids play games, including a milking contest.
The goal of the fair is
to teach children where their food comes from, how it gets to their plates,
as well as encouraging children to explore careers in agriculture.
" It's not just driving a tractor," Rommereim says. "We need a lot of
people in finance, business, technology. It's amazing the scope of the fields