Commodity Carnivals Scheduled at NE County Fairs

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

4h(AP) — County fairs throughout Nebraska will offer a series of hands-on carnival games to visitors this summer to teach about commodities.

The 4-H Commodity Carnivals will take place at 10 county fairs throughout July and August. The games will debut at county and state fairs in 11 states, including Nebraska.

The mini-games were developed by the Ohio State University Extension as a way to introduce the concepts of agriculture futures, options and commodity training. The games are targeted at families and youths between ages 8 and 14.

The games will be available at fairs in Adams, Cedar, Lincoln, Cheyenne, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Cuming, Cherry and Otoe counties, as well as the Dakota-Thurston County Fair.