Welcome to the Ohio Department of Agriculture

Skip Navigation

Please Note: You are viewing the non-styled version of the Ohio Department of Agriculture site. Either your browser does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or it is disabled. We suggest upgrading your browser to the latest version of your favorite Internet browser.

Header

Ohio Department of Agriculture | Ohio Agriculture is Cool!

Agriculture is Cool! - and it can get you into the Ohio State Fair for free!

The Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio State Fair and the buckeye state's agricultural commodity groups are again sponsoring the "Agriculture is Cool" program at the Ohio State Fair complete with exciting interactive stations like the opportunity to milk a life-like cow!

There are several great ways to participate.

  • Ag is Cool Creative Expression competition

  • Students K-12 can flex their imagination by creating agricultural works of art, videos and more (and yes, prizes are involved)!
  • Ag is Cool for fourth graders

  • To see what makes agriculture cool, students in the fourth grade during the 2013-2014 academic year and a chaperone can attend the Fair any one day for free simply by presenting their report card at the entry gate. Better yet? Participants can win a $500 scholarship by writing an essay about what they learned.
  • Ag is Cool for Teachers

  • Fourth grade teachers can register for free admission to the fair and have the opportunity to win a field trip for their class by participating in the Ag is Cool program.

Video

Free Admission Teacher Sign Up


2013 "Ag is Cool!" Scholarship Winners:

  • Dylan Bryan:   Photo   Essay
  • Shelby Jones:   Photo   Essay
  • David Leeth:   Photo   Essay
  • Reese Shull :   Photo   Essay

  • 2012 "Ag is Cool!" Scholarship Winners:

  • Andrea Rhodeheffer:   Photo   Essay
  • Dominic Antronica:   Photo   Essay
  • Morgan Loveday:   Photo   Essay
  • Wyatt Griffey:   Photo   Essay

  • 2011 "Ag is Cool!" Photos

    2011 "Ag is Cool!" Scholarship Winners:

  • Alexa Mier:   Photo   Essay
  • Katie Meier:   Photo   Essay
  • Phillip Wible:   Photo   Essay
  • Stanley Apana:   Photo   Essay