“The fair was my family’s initial link to agriculture. My parents were raised in Cincinnati and, as a result, had limited exposure to the agricultural community around them,” The 2022 Ohio State Fair Queen Maya Kidd told the committee.
“It wasn’t until my older sister and I became involved in our local county fair that my family became acquainted with the agricultural community around us,” she added.
Other speakers included Junior Fair Board President Haven Hileman, Ohio FFA President Aubrey Schwartz, Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Mary Mertz, Dean and Vice President of Ag Administration of OSU’s College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences Cathann Kress, Vice President of the Ohio Farm Bureau Adam Sharp, and the Ohio State Fair Commissioner Virgil Strickler, said a news release from Koehler’s office.
The Ohio State Fair has been running for 167 years and the fair this year ended on Sunday.