WARSAW — The unpredictable April weather cooperated and crowds came out for the 19th annual Taste of Ag held at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds last night, April 11. The event is held yearly to celebrate the diversity of Kosciusko County’s agriculture.
Guests first checked in at the Beaver Dam Stand Welcome Center. Door prizes were available include $1,500 in grocery gift certificates and other fun prizes like soy candles and t-shirts. Children were able to win their own prizes by participating in a scavenger hunt.
Food samples were made available, such as: ice cream, cheese, various pork products, duck, popcorn, eggs and goat cheese. All of the food was provided or prepared by local agricultural businesses in the area.
The Wawasee FFA provided one of the many events throughout the night with the annual pedal pull. Children ages 5-10 were able to compete against each other as they attempted to travel the furthest. Prizes were awarded to the top performers in each category, with the top three overall eligible to compete at the Indiana State Fair competition.
Other activities included meeting animals like one day old chicks and rabbits. Over 20 different educational booths were on display with opportunities to learn about growing produce and making a mini-composting unit.
The event is held yearly to provide an interactive educational opportunity for both adults and children to learn about the local agriculture. The event was sponsored by Kosciusko County: Agriculture Awareness Committee, Extension Office, Farm Bureau, County Community Foundation, Cargill Animal Nutrition and Farm Credit Mid America and supported by the Kosciusko County Community Fair.