There will be many exhibits highlighting the work of the small farmer. You will see displays on bee hives, small barns, peanut stacks, pumpkin patches, portable chicken houses and fenced areas, row crops, farmers markets, and even lemonade stands. In addition, there will be several displays on gardening and horticulture put on by the Western Tidewater Master Gardeners and competitions for field crops, vegetable crops, and floral displays. For rules and entry forms download your Premium Book HERE.
The New Agriculture Education Center is a 1000 square foot grain bin that was generously donated by fair supporters in 2014 and is used to educate young people and adults about the importance of farming, crop growing, gardening and raising livestock. Six workstations offer games to play that provide a journey through owning and operating a farm, selling at a farmer’s market, the importance of whole grains in our diet and understanding the mysteries of where our food comes from. The Agriculture Education Center is set up with hands on activities and large screen monitors to see animal birthing demonstrations, planting and harvesting by local farmers. The grain bin is totally educational and fun for families.