WSF Launches Everyday Ag, An Immersive Educational Experience For All
Among many new and exciting changes coming to Douglas for Wyoming’s premier summer event in August, the Wyoming State Fair (WSF) has announced the launch of Everyday Ag, an immersive educational experience teaching fairgoers of all industries and backgrounds about the impact and importance of agriculture in the everyday lives of people everywhere.
This innovative initiative is designed to inject education into every area of the fairgrounds, offering something for everyone who has the pleasure of attending.
“We are excited to launch Everyday Ag at WSF,” said Courtny Conkle, WSF general manager. “This initiative is a great way for us to showcase the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives and to provide a fun and educational experience for all who attend the fair. We believe Everyday Ag will be a huge success, and we can’t wait for everyone to experience it.”
According to Conkle, the program consists of multiple components, several of which are focused on furthering fairgoers education in regards to agriculture. Educational aspects of the program include an agricultural education activity guide, a guided audio tour and commodity and species installations.
“All of these activities are designed with all ages in mind, with the goal of helping guests and exhibitors learn more about agriculture while visiting WSF,” she says.
Conkle explains the agricultural education activity guide will provide fairgoers with information about the different aspects of agriculture, from commodities to livestock, and includes activities to engage visitors in learning about different types of agriculture, the importance of farming and ranching and how food gets from the farm to the table.
Additionally, a guided audio tour will offer attendees a unique and informative way to learn about different species and different agriculture installations.
Commodity and species visual installations will also provide an experience for visitors to learn about different types of crops and livestock found in Wyoming and the impact they have on individuals’ everyday lives.
The Everyday Ag experience will also include hands-on activities for fairgoers to participate in, including a scavenger hunt, Judge with the Judge cards, a large mural and ag swag.
Conkle notes a scavenger hunt will be held in an effort to encourage visitors to explore the fairgrounds, while learning about agriculture along the way. Participants will be entered to win a cash prize if they complete the entire scavenger hunt.
The Judge with the Judge activity gives visitors a chance to learn about what goes into judging livestock. Conkle shares livestock show spectators will be able to make their picks during each show and try their hand at judging livestock.
Additionally, a new Everyday Ag mural will offer a visual representation of the importance of agriculture, showcasing the many different aspects of farming and ranching, and lastly, ag swag will be available for visitors to take home as a reminder of their experience at the fair.
“Everyday Ag is designed to be an immersive and educational experience for all ages and industries,” Conkle states. “The initiative is a great way to showcase the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives and to provide a fun and engaging experience for visitors of WSF.”
WSF will be held Aug. 15-19 in Douglas. For more information about Everyday Ag and/or WSF, visit wystatefair.com.
Hannah Bugas is the managing editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to firstname.lastname@example.org.