WARSAW — Children, adults and families enjoyed the sunshine while attending the 21st annual Taste of Ag event Tuesday, April 9, at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds.
During the event, attendees had the opportunity to sample food products such as beef, eggs, goat cheese, duck, various pork products and ice cream.
New this year was a focus on technology at the agricultural event. The Purdue University Unmanned Aerial Vehicle trailer was on site for flying demonstrations with drones, which are being used in production agriculture.
Edgewood Middle School also presented Rowdy the Robot, a robot that students programmed to work alongside animals. Rowdy first performed in March 2018 in the Wild West Show at Michiana Event Center, turning and stopping a pony in an arena.
$1,500 in grocery gift certificates and over $1,000 in other door prizes were given out at the event. The Wawasee FFA also hosted its annual pedal pull. Children ages 5 to 10 competed in the event, with prizes awarded to the top finishers in each age division.
Over 20 different booths representing agriculture in Kosciusko County were on display. Attendees could also meet animals, including sheep, rabbits, cows and chickens.
The Taste of Ag event is held annually to provide an interactive and educational opportunity for both youth and adults to learn about agriculture in Kosciusko County. The event was sponsored by the 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.