Farm Fair expands its offerings
Going into its 39th year, this year's Central Oregon Farm Fair and Trade Show may look a little different to attendees than previous years.
Usually, the fair spans across two buildings at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds; however, this year they have expanded the space they are using to three buildings in order to allow all of the vendors more space for their booths.
The Farm Fair begins the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 6, and ends Thursday, Feb. 7, in the afternoon, for two days of educational classes and time to visit vendor booths.
The vendors include Ag West, FFA Alumni, Helena Chemical, North Unit Irrigation District, and about 18 others.
This year, the Farm Fair will carry on with giving an update of irrigation water in the area and a report from North Unit Irrigation District for 2019, as they have done in the past. Carol Tollefson, the director of the Central Oregon Agricultural Research and Extension Center, said that the irrigation overviews are usually a big draw for the fair.
The fair will also feature a panel on Thursday morning discussing the impact of the spotted frog on the area, which Tollefson mentioned as a highlight.
The educational programs for the Farm Fair, this year, also include soil fertility, cover crops, irrigation efficiency and many others.
The vendor booths are open all throughout both days of the Farm Fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday, however, the last educational programs each day are scheduled to get out at 4:30 p.m. The fair also serves free lunch to the public both days of the fair.
For more information, visit oregonstate.edu/dept/coarc/central-oregon-farm-fair-and-trade-show.