The popular “Agriculture Adventures” event will be held at Sauder Village in Archbold from June 13-18, offering guests an opportunity to learn more about Ohio’s rich agricultural heritage.
From egg candling, shelling corn, and milking a goat to making cheese, meeting farm animals, and learning about tractors, each day of this week-long event will have different farm-themed demonstrations, special programs, and hands-on activities.
“Sharing this region’s agricultural heritage in authentic ways is vital to our educational efforts,” said Kim Krieger, media relations. “We also want our guests to learn more about modern methods and how agriculture impacts every area of our lives today. This special event will be a great opportunity for people to learn so much about poultry, goats, beef, pork, crops and dairy through historical farming and cooking demonstrations, exhibits about modern agriculture, and fun hands-on experiences.”
Each day will feature visits from regional agricultural organizations and other special guests. Themed days include Poultry and Wheat on Tuesday and Goats and Sheep on Wednesday. Thursday is Pork and Corn Day, and the focus on Friday will be Hay and Horses. The Ohio Farm Bureau will present the popular combine simulator, offering guests a hands-on look at harvesting.
Among the activities June 17 will be cow milking, cream separating and cheese-making demonstrations. Guests can help make hand-cranked ice-cream and watch many dairy-themed cooking activities. Guests will also get an up-close look at both historic and modern farming equipment.
Again this year, more than 75 antique tractors from the 1930s to the 1960s will be on display, and there will be a Pedal Tractor Pull for children to enjoy.
Sunday, June 18, will have “Meet the Animals” programs scheduled throughout the afternoon, as well as horse-themed programs and the combine simulator.
For more information about the activities planned each day of the Agriculture Adventures event, visit the Sauder Village website at www.saudervillage.org.