People who want to learn more about farming in the region are encouraged to sign up for an “ag-citing” event.
Bite by the Barn will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, during the 2019 Clay County Fair in Spencer. The newly named educational event will begin on the patio of the Ag Learning Center located at the west end of the fairgrounds.
The free event aimed at adults will feature an opportunity for people to learn more about where their food comes from directly from area producers, paired with tasting opportunities.
People who take part in the Extension event will learn from agricultural experts about beef, dairy and grain production in northwest Iowa while enjoying bites of food from each of the industries represented.
“People will be split into three groups and they’ll rotate among the three stops,” Kassel said. “They’ll get a bite of ice cream. They’ll get a roast beef slider. They’ll get corn chips with corn salsa.”
In addition to the free education and food, people who preregister to participate in the event also will receive free entry into the fair on the same day as Bite by the Barn.
People who want to take part in the event are encouraged to sign up for it by Friday, Aug. 30. The number of participants will be capped at 50.
“There are some pre-fair lessons so they’ll be exposed to some of the details about the event and they’ll be somewhat educated before they come to the fair,” Kassel said.
People, especially adults, who are interested in learning more about agriculture are encouraged to preregister for the event.
“If you’re interested as a family or if you have visitors from out of town and you need something to do, it’s an educational event at the fair,” Kassel said. “It’s an interactive activity at the fair for people to learn more about farming.”
Clay County Fair & Events Center