Photo Credit: Illinois State Fair
Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair has been moved earlier to accommodate more youth exhibitors.
Director of Agriculture Jerry Costello says traditionally, Ag Day is the first Tuesday of the fair, after many schools have already started the fall semester.
“The date that schools start keeps getting moved up, so moving Ag Day to August 11th, which is a Friday, I believe will enable more kids and family to be at the fair on Ag Day.”
He says the move will allow the state’s ag youth to be a highlight of ag day.