Tailgate Talk: Popular Farm Game Goes on Tour

August 26, 2014 09:12 PM
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Popular Farm Game Goes On Tour

CME Group and the National 4-H Council are helping younger students "beef up" their agricultural economics skills this summer with a new Risk Ranch game app, promoted at several county and state fairs. 

Risk Ranch, a fast-paced, single player game challenges the user through the role of a modern-day rancher to bring a steer to market.

This game is the newest product offered by CME Group and the National 4-H Council’s Commodity Carnival. In the fun learning activity, students get to experience the business risks associated with producing and bringing commodities to market. 

The Commodity Carnival game consists of three activities that guide participants through the process of producing and selling livestock: grow your livestock, sell your livestock and win a ribbon. Game participants raised a hog during the 2013 season. This year, participants will raise and sell a steer.

Commodity Carnival will appear at approximately 120 county and state fairs in 11 Midwestern states to promote the app. 

The app can be downloaded onto desktops and smartphones. For more information about the tour and app, visit www.cme group.com/4Hcarnival.

Stat Rack

For 2013, the following states have the highest average farm real estate value per acre:

$13,800-Rhode Island

$12,800-New Jersey









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Combines on a Roll

Join "AgDay" as they travel the Interstate 80 corridor to check on harvest progress. National "AgDay" reporter Betsy Jibben will check in on five key states, from Ohio to Nebraska, to see how harvest is going. The segment will air every Wednesday from Sept. 24 through Nov. 12. To follow the tour, visit www.AgDay.com 

What a Day!

Stuck in the Rain

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This sprayer tried to make it home before the rains came. Even though the driver was going relatively slow, the road was very muddy—and slick. The front end slid off the road, leaving the 
driver stuck in the ditch.

If you’ve had one of those days—or caught someone else’s on film—we’d love to share it with our readers. Email high-resolution images to sbrown@farmjournal.com or mail prints to What a Day!, Farm Journal, P.O. Box 958, Mexico, MO 65265. Photos for publication will be selected on a first-come basis. 


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