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Red River Zoo opening new ag exhibit

More than 2,300 people attended Agriculture Adventure Day at the Red River Zoo in Fargo in 2017. Special to Forum News Service

FARGO -- The Red River Zoo is highlighting modern agriculture with the grand opening of a new exhibit at 10:30 a.m. during Agriculture Adventure Day on July 14. This exhibit, sponsored by the North Dakota Corn Council and North Dakota Soybean Council, in partnership with North Dakota State University Extension Soil Health and the Red River Zoo, is an interactive, educational space highlighting conservation, crop production, precision agriculture, end-use products, fuels, and exports.

Some highlights — there will be a five-level soil climber where kids can feel like a worm exploring different soil layers, a combine cab where their parents can get pictures of their kids harvesting crops, ethanol and biodiesel pumps where kids can fill up a car or a pickup, flip panels on food and industrial product production from crops and a Plinko game to learn about where our crops go after harvest. There are also tables for toddlers to play with tractors and plenty of information throughout the exhibit for adults to learn about agriculture too.

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