Although the Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District will only conduct its activities on Wednesday, it will still be a part of the exhibit all week.

“We’ll also have a booth inside the Farm Zone, it won’t necessarily be manned, but we’ll have all of our information there, and we’ll have a display, and we’ll have a QR code that will share all of our upcoming workshops,” Crout said.

ExploreButler County Fair updates entertainment

In addition, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA Farm Service Agency, Butler County Farm Bureau and various departments of the OSU, Butler County will also have permanent booths set up all week.

Benitez encourages everyone to stop by the Farm Zone Educational Exhibit to learn about nature and agriculture and support the local organizations.

“We’re all a part of Butler County, and Butler County is a huge county, and there are lots of different organizations to work with, and they all have teaching opportunities to bring here to the fair, and that’s what the Farm Zone is, it’s an educational exhibit of agriculture and natural resources.”

The Farm Zone Agricultural Educational Exhibit will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday next week and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.

FARM ZONE SCHEDULE

Sunday: Butler County Farm Bureau Day

  • Cabbage Contest
  • Teaching Demo Corner
    • 1:30 p.m. Mason Bees, Our Native Bee presentation
    • 4 p.m. Mason Bees, Our Native Bee presentation
  • Center Aisle Interactive Activities/Displays
    • Butler County Lamb and Wool
    • Butler County Cattlemen’s Association
    • Butler County Pork Producers
    • Reily Fire Department
    • Mullen Dairy

Monday: Natural Resource Day

  • Teaching Demo Corner
    • 1:30 p.m. Hueston Woods presentation
    • 4 p.m. Hueston Woods presentation
  • Center Aisle Interactive Activities/Displays
    • Hueston Woods naturalist
    • Butler County Metroparks
    • Girl Scouts

Tuesday: OSUE, Butler County Day

  • Teaching Demo Corner
    • 1:30 p.m. Canner testing demonstration
    • 4 p.m. Sun safety and water presentation
  • Center Aisle Interactive Activities/Displays
    • Robotics demo
    • 4-H Carteens
    • The Ohio State University Extension and 4-H display
    • Agriculture and family and consumer sciences display

Wednesday: Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District Day

  • Teach Demo Corner
    • 1: 30 p.m. Stream adaptation activity
    • 4 p.m. Stream adaptations activity
  • Center Aisle Interactive Activities/Displays
    • Stream Bug Activity
    • Wildlife Identification
    • Pool Noodle Fishing

Thursday, July 28: Kids Activity Day

  • Teaching Demo Corner
    • 1:30 p.m. 4-H/FCS Snack Attack Cooking Demo
    • 4 p.m. 4-H/FCS Snack Attack Cooking Demo
  • Center Aisle Interaction Activities/Displays
    • Fitton Center for Creative Arts
    • Hamilton Conservation Corps
    • Ohio Soybean Council Youth Activities
    • Edgewood, Ross and Talawanda FFA SAE Displays

Friday, July 29: Historical Day

  • Teaching Demo Center
    • 1:30 p.m. Butler County Lamb and Wool – Lamb Tasting
    • 4 p.m. Butler County Lamb and Wool – Lamb Tasting
  • Center Aisle Interactive Activities/Displays
    • Butler County Historical Society

Saturday, July 30: Farm Zone Day

  • Teaching Demo Corner
    • 1:30 p.m. Gardening 101
    • 4 p.m. Gardening 101

MORE INFO

General admission to the 172nd Butler County Fair is $9 per day and includes parking. For children ages 6-12, tickets are $4 with a paying adult. For more information, visit butlercountyohfair.org.


WE HAVE IT COVERED

The Journal-News will be at the Butler County Fair for daily coverage. See photos, video and articles at journal-news.com and coverage will appear in print.

By AKDSEO