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Farm Bureau to have a whole new look at the Indiana State Fair

—By Rachel Schrage
Public Relations Team

IFB staff have for months been working with a design firm to change the look of the Farm Bureau building at the state fair.

As the Indiana State Fair draws nearer, Indiana Farm Bureau is more excited about its new and improved exhibit.

“Over the past six months, a small group of staff has put a great deal of time and effort into a new, educational exhibit for the Farm Bureau building at the state fair,” said Julie Taylor, IFB’s education coordinator. “Our hope is that each visitor to the building will leave knowing something new about agriculture.”

The new exhibit features include motion sensor screens with farm facts, a custom-designed iPad quiz, and a tractor-themed photo op for kids of all ages. To guide fairgoers through the exhibit, a scavenger hunt, which coordinates with the display pieces, was developed.

The building will also serve as the last stop on the Wonder Trail, an interactive 12-stop journey around the fairgrounds. Children and families who find correct answers to at least eight of the 12 questions on the map can come to the Farm Bureau building to collect their prize.

Rest assured, however, that not everything is changing. In keeping with IFB tradition, fairgoers can still sample free servings of popcorn, courtesy of Preferred Popcorn, from noon to 5 p.m. each day of the fair. The much-anticipated Taste from Indiana Farms is also returning and will be held August 12-14.

Fairgoers will also have the opportunity to win a variety of exciting prizes. A year’s supply of popcorn (also courtesy of Preferred Popcorn), Holiday World passes, Indianapolis Indians tickets and 2015 Indiana State Fair tickets are all up for grabs. Be sure to clip the coupon on this page, fill it out and bring it to the IFB building at the fair to enter for your chance to win.

The Indiana State Fair runs August 1-17, and the IFB building will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day – make sure to stop by!

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