The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s newest product, “Learn About Livestock” barn banners, was developed for use at fairs and livestock shows. The banners feature key information about major livestock species related to production, lifecycle, the environment, how farmers care for animals and safety. Banners featuring information about dairy cattle, beef cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and poultry are available and are a great way to add an ag literacy component to a fair or livestock show. In response to an overwhelming number of requests for safety-related resources at last year’s International Association of Fairs and Expositions Conference, the banners provide “Wash-Talk-Walk” safety recommendations:
• Wash your hands before and after handling animals
• Toss food or drink before entering an animal area
• Walk calmly and keep a safe distance from animals.
Banners are available for individual or bulk purchase in two styles: retractable roll-up with case and hanging (with grommets). Logos may be added for an additional charge. Livestock barn banners can be ordered through agfoundation.org (under Resources) or by emailing email@example.com.