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The Fairgrounds Agriculture Education Team has worked for the past five years on a children’s Farm 2 Table program. These programs are geared towards children in grades K-5 and focus on exlporing the role agriculutre plays in our lives.  Steaming from the success of this program the Team has developed Adult Ag-ucation. Designed in the same spirit of Farm 2 Table, Adult Ag-ucation will explore agriculture topics in an innovative and hands on way.

Classes will take place in the state-of-the-art Agriculture Discovery Center. This 60,000 square foot facility on the Fairgrounds opened in 2014. The building features interactive exhibits as well as stalling facilities for livestock shows. The Farm Focus room is a classroom like setting that will provide the back-drop for Adult Ag-ucation classes.

chocolate

When: June 22 & 24

Time: 7:00pm- 8:30pm

Where: Agriculture Discovery Center

Cost: $25.00

What:

With a rich history of over 3,000 years, chocolate continues to fascinate and delight people around the world. After a brief history lesson, we’ll follow the process from bean to bar and learn what makes chocolate a true delight. Learn how to taste chocolate and enjoy all its nuances. We’ll pair chocolates with wines, taste unusual gourmet chocolates from around the world, and sample various recipes made with chocolate. Please bring a small container such as a cookie tin to take home uneaten samples.

*minimum of 15 people and maximum of 25.

Restricted to guests 21 and older

All Guests Must Be Registered by June 7

flowers

When: June 29 & July 1

Time: 7:00pm- 8:30pm

Where: Agriculture Discovery Center

Cost: $5.00

What:

Learn how to prepare your flowers for the Fair! Work with horticulture judge, Chris Hartman, on the correct way to cut and display your flowers. Chris will cover all of the important details for any level entries. She will go over stem length in proportion to flower bloom, flower details, judge specifications, rules and regulations, and so much more. Don’t miss out on this colorful class!

*Minimum 10 people and maximum 25.

 Restricted to guests 18 and older

 

vegetables

When: July 6 & 8

Time: 7:00pm- 8:30pm

Where: Agriculture Discovery Center

Cost: $5.00

What:

Do you have a small vegetable garden or field full of vegetables and always wanted to enter them in the Fair? Then this is the class for you! Jim Agle from Agle’s Farm Market in Eden will be using different vegetables fresh out of the field to show attendees how to get your vegetables ready for the Fair. Jim will show how to cut, clean, and layout a variety of vegetables. He will also educate the class on what to look for when picking your vegetables, the best way to display each type, judging specifications, and rules and regulations.

*Minimum 10 people and maximum 25.

Restricted to guests 18 and older

     

canning

When: July 14 & 16

Time: 7:00pm- 8:30pm

Where: Agriculture Discovery Center

Cost: $15.00

What:

Have you ever wanted to can your fresh fruits and vegetables, but didn’t know where to start? Well now is your chance. Learn and can either a Berry Jam or Salsa recipe with a lifelong canning instructor and culinary graduate. Christine Basile and Christy Basile will go through the necessary steps and details of what goes into canning. You will be able to take home your product, the recipe, and your new canning knowledge! 

*Minimum of 5 people and maximum of 10

Restricted to guests 18 and older

 

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