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Farm Bureau Agriculture Pavilion

Date: Aug 28 - Sept 02, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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The ag pavilion will be an educational exhibit that gives attendees the opportunity to explore Idaho agriculture.Children and adults will experience educational exhibits and informative presentations with many hands-on activities.The ag pavilion will include many aspects of the agricultural industry and how it impacts our lives every day.

In the Magic Valley, agriculture and food processing account for approximately 75% of the total revenue generated and has a significant impact on the local economy.Several commodities grown in the Magic Valley contribute to the high national ranking for the state of Idaho.The top commodities include trout, potatoes, barley, sugar beets, edible beans, dairy and beef.Other commodities that have a significant impact on the local economy include pork, lamb, wheat, corn, and alfalfa.

Exhibits in the ag pavilion will be educational and fun for the whole family.Stop in and enjoy your time exploring the many aspects of agriculture!

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The Balloon Guy will be building an agricultural based balloon sculpture...stop by daily to check in on the progress.

2018 Presentation Schedule

Wednesday, August 29
1 p.m.

Enviroscape: An interactive exploration of how human activities impact water quality
Presenter: Cindy Snyder, Soil Conservation District


3 p.m.

Management of Public Lands and Wild Horses
“Learn about wild horses roaming Idaho’s public rangelands and BLM’s multiple use mission that guides their management”
Presenter: Heather Tiel-Nelson, Public Affairs Specialist, Twin Falls District BLM

5 p.m.
"Dairy Cow to Table - Buttermaking" Presented by Edie Nunes, Twin Falls County Farm Bureau



Thursday, August 30
1 p.m.
STEM Should be STEAM When Considering Careers in Agriculture
Agriculture is the quintessential STEM career. Careers in agriculture require STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Every aspect of STEM careers can be found in agricultural careers.
Presenter: Rick Parker, PhD, College of Southern Idaho


3 p.m.
ATV Safety
Basic ATV safety: helmets, eye safety, gear & clothing. Size of machine vs. size and age of youth.
Presenter: Tina Miller, U of I Extension/4-H


5:30 p.m.
Quick and Easy Beef Meals
Each of these presentations will feature a different beef recipe for those of us that want a hearty and quick meal.
Presenter: Kerrie VanHorn, High Desert Meat


Friday, August 31
1 p.m.

What is DNA Anyway?
DNA is the material that carries all the information about how a living thing will look and function. Come make your own DNA ladder, learn about what DNA does and find out how scientists can make changes to DNA that help people, plants and animals.
Presenter: Jessica McAnally, Amalgamated Sugar Company


3 p.m.

Quick and Easy Beef Meals
Each of these presentations will feature a different beef recipe for those of us that want a hearty and quick meal.
Presenter: Kerrie VanHorn, High Desert Meat


Saturday, September 1
1 p.m.
Canal/Water Safety
Learn basic water safety and how to be safe around irrigation canals.
Presenter: Stormy Hopple, Twin Falls Canal Company


3 p.m.
Do Bees Have Teeth?
This topic will focus on basic bee biology.
Presenter: Kirk and Heidi Tubbs, Tubbs Berry Farm


5 p.m.
Quick and Easy Beef Meals
Each of these presentations will feature a different beef recipe for those of us that want a hearty and quick meal.
Presenter: Kerrie VanHorn, High Desert Meat


Sunday, September 2

1 p.m.

ATV Safety
Basic ATV safety: helmets, eye safety, gear & clothing. Size of machine vs. size and age of youth.
Presenter: Tina Miller, U of I Extension/4-H


3 p.m.

Dairy Cow to Table
Learn about the dairy industry and how dairy products get to your table. Participants in this session will have the opportunity to make butter.
Presenter: Edie Nunes, Twin Falls County Farm Bureau


5 p.m.

Quick and Easy Beef Meals
Each of these presentations will feature a different beef recipe for those of us that want a hearty and quick meal.
Presenter: Kerrie VanHorn, High Desert Meat


Monday, September 3

1 p.m.
Do You Know Agriculture or Are You Just a Bum Steer?
With less than 2% of the population involved directly in production agriculture, many people misunderstand or do not understand agricultural practices. Ag-literacy needs to be provided for the other 98%.
Presenter: Rick Parker, PhD, College of Southern Idaho


3 p.m.
Pollinators: Who they are, Not just the Birds and the Bees
If you love food, you also love pollinators! Come learn who they are. They are not just birds and the bees. Learn how dependent our lives are upon them. Make a seed bomb from native seed to take home and provide habitat and food for them so they can provide the same for you.
Presenter: Andy West, U of I Extension Educator

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Farm Bureau Agriculture Pavilion
Aug 28 - Sept 02, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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