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KFB and BLA to present milking parlor

St. John’s Harvest Festival will offer Ag education

BELOIT – A milking parlor on wheels, which has been seen at the Kansas State Fair, is coming to the St. John's Harvest Festival as a part of the Ag Education booth sponsored by Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) and Kansas Livestock Association (KLA).

The community of Beloit has a rich history in agriculture, says the KFB and KLA are having a display depicting Agriculture's Past, Present and Future. There will be old corn shellers for kids to crank their own ears of corn, a corn pit for the little ones to play in (think sand pit but with corn kernels). They can view drones and videos of developing Ag Tech and pet some farm animals.

The Ag Education booth is free in hopes to inform kids where their food comes from in a fun atmosphere. Some games and activities at the festival do cost a bit as it is a fundraiser for St John's Catholic Church.

Mobile Dairy Classrooms are part of a dynamic educational program sponsored by the Southwest Dairy Museum, Inc. The 32-foot classrooms feature a fully operational milking parlor. Each classroom carries a live cow to schools and festivals for a 30 minute milking demonstration and Q& A period. The purpose is to teach the importance of dairy foods in a healthy diet; modern environmental and food safety practices on the dairy farm; the modern milking process on how milk comes from the farm to the family fridge; and characteristics and anatomy of dairy cows.

Mobile classroom program times for the St. John's Harvest Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

For more information call Leanne Litton at 785-230-0971.

Beloit Call

P.O. Box 309, Concordia, Ks. 66901

Phone: 785-738-3537