For many people, the fair is only time a family sees a farm animal. While the fair experience is not the same as being on a farm for a firsthand look at food production, visitors can still talk to the person who cared for the animals, ask questions or read information on educational posters. It is an opportunity for the exhibitors to share information on how they managed their animal to produce a safe, nutritious and quality product. Exhibitors are representing the agriculture industry to the public and it is important for them to have knowledge and information to share. There are many sources of information, including those provided by Michigan State University Extension and various commodity groups.