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'The Agriculture Experience' features upclose look at high school's educational farm


Review/Salina Sialega
Charlie Arnold of  Bright Star home sales in Chino Valley shows a sample insulation, window and siding used in the homes that will be on display at the Health and Business Expo Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Chino Valley High School east gym. Call the chamber at 636-2493 for more information.

Review/Salina Sialega Charlie Arnold of Bright Star home sales in Chino Valley shows a sample insulation, window and siding used in the homes that will be on display at the Health and Business Expo Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Chino Valley High School east gym. Call the chamber at 636-2493 for more information.

Chino Valley High School FFA presents "The Agriculture Experience" on May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cooper Agriculture Center and farm, a day to see the farm and farm buildings up close, and to participate in agriculture-related activities for all ages.

People need to enter and park at Olsen's Grain at 344 S. Highway 89, just south of the farm at the corner of Highway 89 and east Center Street. Cost is $2 per person.

The day includes a farm and museum tour, tractor pulls, kiddie train, vendor booths and displays, including the Chino Valley Historical display at their new museum home in one of the barns.

The Cooper family donated the farm to the high school for agriculture students to learn about farming with a hands-on experience. The agriculture department is turning the buildings into a museum, which includes a milking barn, an airplane hangar and more. FFA students are a big part of putting on this event.

Also, the Five-M Ranch, which borders the Cooper farm, will be having several horse-related clinics and horse events, if people want to bring their horses and participate in these activities. Participants can park horse trailers at Olsen's Grain, as well.

For more information on all these events, people can call the high school agriculture department at 636-2214.

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