Enhance Your Ag Education
The resources below are available to help enhance your fair’s agricultural education programs!
These are benefits only available to IAFE member fairs.
Agriculture Education Posters
For absolutely no cost to you, you can download these images and display them, at any size, in any location, at your fair (the cost to print the digital images is at your expense). Choose one or display all three. It’s simple! Your fairgoer will simply scan the QR Code on each poster and watch how by-products such as soap, a football, and butter are made … starting at the farm!
For questions, contact Lori Hart.
Read & Win Program
Sponsored by NICA
The IAFE and the National Independent Concessionaires Association (NICA) invite IAFE member fairs to participate in the IAFE/NICA “Read and Win” program. The program benefits local elementary-school children by encouraging them to read library books. This program is a great way for your fair to engage and gain support within your community. For reading the books, children in grades one through eight are rewarded with both a ribbon bookmark provided by the IAFE and NICA, and vouchers for complimentary fair admission, midway rides, a soft drink, and/or similar items provided by participating fairs, midways, and/or concessionaries.
So how does it work?
First, fairs develop a free or discounted voucher offer to be awarded along with the Read and Win bookmark. Fairs then make arrangements with their local libraries and school departments to distribute the rewards. The IAFE will provide up to 1,000 complimentary ribbons to each participating fair every calendar year. Additional ribbons may be purchased for 7 cents each. It is recommended that the initial number of ribbons ordered equal 20% of the total number of students enrolled in grades one through eight in the region the fair plans to include in the program. Fairs will need to develop a marketing plan that highlights the program and their community involvement.
Finally, we ask that participating fairs respond to a follow-up survey sent after your fair dates by IAFE on the success of the program. We like to share your story with other members and our friends at NICA.
Color the Fair Activity Book
The IAFE “Color the Fair” Activity Book is a great value for IAFE member fairs! This 8-page book features a full-color cover, six pages, and a 1/3-page blank space on the back cover which is available for you to use (on your own) to print/stamp your fair’s logo or special message. This book was assembled with the help of industry professionals, including the Erie County Fair, Ag in the Classroom, Southwest Dairy Farmers, and more! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own IAFE’s most popular product! Activity books make great participation prizes, advertising materials, giveaways, or coloring contest materials.
Members can order activity books for $15 per 100 books.
Members can also view the contents of the book and download the digital version for free!
Members can view recordings of select past CyberSeminars for free. If you are looking for a recording of a specific CyberSeminar not provided on our site, please contact Lori Hart for order/pricing details.