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DATCP to Organize the 'Veggie 500' During State Fair
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/16/2014

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture will again host fun and educational activities for the whole family at the Wisconsin State Fair this summer. Referred to as the 'Veggie 500,' young fairgoers can participate in races around the Farm & Family Building where they can cheer on their favorite vegetable car and receive a prize ribbon for participating.

The Wisconsin state FFA officers lead five races each hour. They are designed to show children and their parents about the foods you buy in the grocery store, and how they go from the farm fork to your dinner fork.

New this year, the building will include a home office area. Participants can play a game to learn basic consumer protection tips and how to protect your identity at home and over the phone.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin's Alice in Dairyland, Zoey Brooks, will also welcome visitors daily to the Farm & Family Building at select times.

The Wisconsin State Fair goes from July 31 through August 10 near Milwaukee.

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