Monday, July 29, 2013

New Interactive Ag Kiosk Presented at Tompkins County Winery

News from Frontenac Point Vineyard-Estate Winery:

The New York Farm Bureau Ag Master Kiosk will be available at Frontenac Point Vineyard-Estate Winery through the fall.

The kiosk allows people to test their knowledge about agriculture, watch the process of growing grapes to make wine, juice and jelly, or take a self paced “Visit to a Dairy Farm.” The Ag Master Kiosk can be an interactive “Ag Jeopardy” style game or, if you choose, a informational presentation.

Ag Master Kiosk
People can watch a variety of subjects, including one on the History of New York Agriculture, or play the Ag Master Game. The contemporary template engages youth and adults with customized agricultural visuals, questions and information.

Developed by the New York Farm Bureau, Promotion and Education Program, the Ag Master Kiosk can be found at various locations throughout the year. It will be at Frontenac Point Vineyard – Estate Winery through the fall for anyone to use. 

Farm Bureau states "The interactive display is not only eye-pleasing, but compliments agriculture and relates a true picture and creates an understanding via a first rate presentation."

"The program includes 10 categories (five on-screen for each game) with multiple choice and true-false questions in a “Jeopardy” style format," according to the Farm Bureau website. "Photographs enable the player a clear visual of all the agricultural categories. A rotating database of questions presents tremendous variety and differing game boards. The pictures represent agriculture at its best and supply needed visuals for the consuming public."

The winery, on Route 89 in Trumansburg, Tompkins County, was started in 1982 by Jim and Carol Doolittle and the tasting room is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays.

The Ag Master Kiosk if free to use and a fun diversion for people who are too young to taste wine or who do not want to take part in a wine tasting.

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