You and your family are invited to celebrate the diversity of Kosciusko County agriculture on April 11 at “A Taste of Agriculture in Kosciusko County: A Family Affair,” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds.

The goal of the evening program is to provide an interactive educational opportunity for both youth and adults to learn about agriculture in Kosciusko County, according to a news release from Purdue Extension Kosciusko County Office. As the title implies, people attending the event will have the chance to taste samples of the various products grown in Kosciusko County. For those booths that do not produce a food commodity, they will have an activity to participate in or animals to visit. All attendees receive a gift for attending.

Purdue Extension is excited to be celebrating their 22nd anniversary of this event after three years off due to COVID. They will be giving out $1,500 in grocery gift certificates and over $1,000 in other door prizes. This includes product or gift certificates of varying amounts given for locally raised products such as soy candles, beef, pork, dairy, duck and T-shirts.

Purdue Extension is continuing the tradition of serving a “light” supper hosted by the agriculture community. You will have the opportunity to taste ice cream, cheese, various pork products, duck, popcorn, beef, eggs, salsa and chips and more.

Also, on display will be over 20 different booths representing agriculture in the county. Booths participating include beef, dairy, swine, ducks, chickens, crops, soil and water quality, farm machinery, 4-H, Master Gardeners, rabbits, FFA, horses, Farm Service Agency and Farm Bureau. You can also get a head start on your garden and much more.

There are several activities specifically for the kids that evening as well. The children’s 4-H activity corner will also be present that evening. Come learn about 4-H in Kosciusko County through interactive games, all the project and activities 4-H can offer, and the STEM and robotics programs they are currently offering.

The Wawasee FFA is also hosting a pedal pull for the kids. Registration starts at 5 p.m. for children ages 5-10. Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers in each age division. The pedal pull will be held in the Show Arena at 5:30 p.m. Families can work together on a scavenger hunt to find answers to questions relating to agriculture. Children who participate will receive a prize.

The event is free to the public and is sponsored by the Kosciusko County: Agriculture Awareness Committee, Extension Office, Farm Bureau, County Community Foundation and supported by the Kosciusko County Community Fair.

 For more information or questions, contact the Purdue Extension Kosciusko County Office at 574-372-2340 or visit the county website at or like them on Facebook under Kosciusko County Ag Awareness.