Saturday, August 16, 2014
The Agricultural Discovery Barn was very impressive. You see the MooTernity Ward as soon as you walk into the new building with many cows with brand new born calves. The barn is filled with farm displays that help anyone see how foodstuff is grown. There is a 7088 CIH combine with a simulator inside the cab where you control the machine on video. There was a long line of adults and children to take their turn inside the simulator inside a real combine.
Wouldn't you I walk outside to the barns and there is one of best displays of classic tractors I grew up with I've ever seen! Oliver, Cockshutt, Minneapolis Moline and International Harvesters were line up like a parade, amongst other brands. There was a rare early 8006 Deutz from Germany I really enjoyed.
The various crop displays were excellent and state fair quality. In that building we ran across the booth she used to man as Erie County Soil and Water District Coordinator and there was a man she had hired years ago. He now has her old position and has brought in 8 million dollars in grant money since he took over her post.
It was record cool at the fair today but the displays were record cool, too!
We really enjoyed it!