First Farm Friday introduces families to agriculture world

| August 9, 2021

The First Farm Friday event on Main Street in Coshocton was a series of family friendly activities hosted by the Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District.

The event included learning about and experiencing country life with a petting zoo, wildlife education, and a variety of farm activities. The pedal tractor course was a fun occupation for the kids with the winner receiving a free pass to the county fair. Kids visited each station to learn about various rural experience and get their card stamped for a free cup of ice cream compliments of Whit’s.

State Wildlife Officer Jerrod Allison presented local animal pelts including a bobcat, raccoon, coyote, fox, skunk, badger and a river otter. As well as animal skulls from a bear, a coyote and other animals common to the area. “Everything on this table lives in Ohio,” Allison said.

WenMar Farms brought some of their farm machinery including a massive Hagie Sprayer that a few brave kids climbed up on.

Plenty of food was available from several 4-H Club eat stands, Silver Hammer BBQ, the Sno-Shack and more.

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