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Round Barn To Hold Ag Exhibit During Fair

(Le Mars) -- The Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee in cooperation with the Plymouth County Fair Board are making preparations for a new exhibit to be featured in the famous round barn. The exhibit is entitled "a ROUND the farm in the BARN", and will be an interactive agricultural education exhibit. The exhibit will be on display during the Plymouth County Fair, July 23rd - 27th. Paul Jacobson, chairman of the Chamber Ag Committee offers an explaination of the exhibit.

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The exhibit will utilize both floors of the round barn and will feature many photographs, videos, and interesting information regarding Plymouth County agriculture.  In addition, attendees of the fair and visitors to the round barn will have the opportunity to see a photo display of all of the Plymouth County barn quilt barns.  Jacobson says “Often times, the Plymouth County Fair is the only chance for many people to get a close look at agriculture, and the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee, along with the Plymouth County Fair Board believe it is important people should know that their food starts at the farm and ends at the grocery store or supermarket,” Jacobson said.

Another area of focus will be the vale-added industries.

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The exhibit will showcase the various commodities that are either grown or produced in Plymouth County, as well as, show both the social and economic impact that agriculture has upon Plymouth County residents.   A Biofuels Mobile Education Center will be on hand parked next to the round barn on Sunday of the fair, allowing visitors to enter the facility to learn more about corn production and ethanol processing.  Attendees of the "a ROUND the farm in the BARN" will try their hand at milking, learn more about grain bin safety, and learn interesting facts about each of the crops and livestock produced in Plymouth County.   A special highlight of the agriculture exhibit is a combine cab referred to as the "Ag Cab Lab"

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The agriculture exhibit will feature large screen televisions showing various aspects of Plymouth County agriculture, as well as, showing a series of quizzes testing a person's knowledge pertaining to Plymouth County Agriculture.  Jacobson says the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee is grateful for the allocation of grants, and many donations, in assisting with this educational project. 

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