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Pedal tractor pull to highlight First Farm Friday

| July 1, 2013

COSHOCTON – In its third year, First Farm Friday will once again be held as part of the First Friday events. First Farm Friday is organized by the Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District along with many volunteers from the agricultural community.

A pedal tractor pull will be one of the many highlights of First Farm Friday on Main Street, Coshocton, between Third and Fourth streets, on Friday, July 5. Registration is from 5 to 6 p.m. and will close once pulling begins at 6 p.m. Contestants will be split into five weight classes and must be able to pedal the tractor without assistance. All contestants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The pedal tractor pull is being sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America and Scott Boyer Nationwide Insurance. Prizes for each weight class will be provided by Bakersville Garage, Inc.

The Muskingum SWCD Water Education Trailer also will be at this year’s First Farm Friday event. This is an 18 foot walk through exhibit full of hands-on activities where visitors can discover some of the many wonders of aquatic ecosystems. The education trailer was funded by a grant through Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District with the exhibit fabricated by Cincinnati Museum Center.

Other highlights of First Farm Friday will include farm machinery and animals on Main Street, COSI’s “Daisy the Cow,” kids’ activities with corn and water table, free food samples, cookbooks and popsicles. There also will be displays from many agricultural organizations with information about backyard conservation, canning safety, herbs, local projects, vegetable and flower gardening tips, honey bees and farm safety. Support for this event is being provided by Coshocton Grain Company and JD Equipment, Inc.

Have a question for a local farmer? At First Farm Friday, you can talk to the individuals directly involved in growing the crops and producing food.

Learn more about the number one industry in Coshocton County and Ohio: Agriculture and get an up close view of how today’s farmers do business at Coshocton SWCD’s First Farm Friday.

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