Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Sitting in the petting zoo last Saturday watching the kids and adults holding 
the chicks and milking the cow, I thought a lot about the evolution 
of the Benton County Farm Bureau Petting Zoo.

Benton County Farm Bureau has sponsored a free petting zoo 
at the Benton County Fair since the 1990's.
Janice Shofner, our Women's Committee Chair at the time,
had the great idea of providing a petting zoo to educate kids and adults about
Benton County agriculture.

Our first zoo was in a tent under the big old tree at the
 fairgrounds in downtown Bentonville. 
Our current petting zoo at the Benton County Fair is under
 a tall red-iron structure with plenty of room for chicks,
calves,pigs, a couple of cows
 and a lot of kids!

I'm thankful for dedicated Farm Bureau members
 that continue to  see the value of the petting zoo in educating 
kids and adults about agriculture.

                                                     Even our Benton County Fair Queen
                                                                      loves  the chicks!

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