Ag Night at the Normal Cornbelters Promises a Cornucopia of Fun and Education on June 28th

Tara Desmond

Jun 19, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

The Normal Cornbelters are thrilled to announce Ag Night on June 28th, a celebration that promises to be a-maize-ing for fans of all ages! Packed with tons of games, vendors, and giveaways, this event is sure to be a hit. A special highlight of the night will be the biofuels trailer—a real ear-opener for anyone interested in learning more about renewable energy and agriculture. 

 

You won’t want to miss learning about the CornBelter’s namesake, the fact that McLean County, Illinois grows more corn than any other county in the nation. And in case you missed it, we’re talking field corn, used for biofuels, corn plastics, sweeteners and more and not sweet corn that you enjoy as a veggie in late summer. If this is news to your ears, we’ve got even more background on McLean County’s legacy in the biofuels trailer, featured during this event. 

 

The biofuels trailer, a 45-foot-long marvel, is dedicated to all things biofuels. Visitors will discover how the fuels are produced in Illinois, their ability to improve our environment by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and how they positively impact our economy. This mobile education center is stocked full of educational, interactive displays, videos, and more, making it a must-see attraction for the evening. 

 

Attendees can look forward to a kernel of fun and learning, diving deep into the world of biofuels and agriculture. Additionally, learn about the heart of Illinois agriculture: its family farms. Did you know that 96% of farms in Illinois are family-owned? This night is a great opportunity to appreciate the hard work and dedication of our local farming families by meeting the Farm Family Friday feature – The Bickelhaupts. 

 

Tickets for this fun-filled doubleheader are available now. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to combine baseball, education, and agricultural appreciation in one unforgettable night.