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Using an Agricultural Breakfast to Educate School Officials

Extension Education

Chris Zoller
Ohio State University Extension Tuscarawas County
New Philadelphia


The Tuscarawas County Fair occurs the third week of September, when local schools are in session.  This creates additional stress for 4-H and FFA members exhibiting projects at the fair, assuming key leadership roles, and being involved in other fair related activities.  Teachers and school leaders expect students to stay current with their studies, and some question why their students miss one or more days of school to be at the county fair.

     The Agriculture Breakfast was created to teach school officials that their students are not “goofing off” while at the fair.  Rather, it is an experience that provides numerous learning and leadership opportunities.  Held in conjunction with our local Farm Bureau, this event annually attracts approximately 50 school leaders from the nine school districts in the county.  The program includes a free breakfast, educational program featuring several 4-H and FFA members, and a guided tour of the fairgrounds.  Feedback and evaluations have been overwhelmingly positive and has resulted in an improved understanding and appreciation by school officials of the students who participate in the fair.

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Authors: Chris Zoller
  1. Zoller, C. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & EXTENSION EDUCATOR ANR, Ohio State University Extension Tuscarawas County, Ohio, 44663-6403