displays and hands-on activities to introduce farm life

4-H Farm-to-Fair interactive exhibit at Union Fair seeks volunteers

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 3:45pm

Story Location:
Union Fairgrounds
Union, ME 04862
United States

UNION — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is seeking volunteers to help fairgoers learn more about the importance of farming with the 4-H Farm-to-Fair interactive exhibit, July 27–31, from 10 a.m. – noon or 1–3 p.m., at the Union Fair.

The exhibit, housed in a series of small barns, represents different Maine agricultural products and is designed to teach the public, particularly young children, how the food they consume and the products they use are produced. The exhibit includes displays and hands-on activities for children to introduce farm life.

Open to adult and teen individual volunteers, and groups from organizations and businesses. Orientation, including farming facts to share, will be provided. For more information, to sign up to volunteer or request a reasonable accommodation, contact Cindy Rogers, 207.832.0343; cynthia.rogers@maine.edu.


University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for more than 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.