During the annual Cows and Plows day at the Van Wert County fairgrounds, Julie Kennedy questions the students.
"These cows drink up to how much water a day?" asks Kennedy.
The answer-- about the same amount as a filled bathtub. About 300 student know now that trivia fact because of the field trip. The goal of Cows and Plows day is to teach students about modern farming.
"I thought it was really hard, and sometimes it can be easy now," said Vanessa Espinoza, 10 year old.
The kids learn how the pioneers farmed, but they also learn about technological advances. Organizers say a standard combine now has more computers than an Apollo spaceship.
Mya Isbell understands just how important technology is at a farm. During a demonstration, the 10 year old wasn't allowed to use technology to shell corn.
"It hurt your hand," said Isbell.
Jim Bonifas, who spoke about the efficiency of combines, explained that the machine could do the same work as 2,000 people.
Organizers say many of the kids grow up surrounded by corn fields and barns, but don't truly understand the impact of agriculture.
Now, after being so close to the machinery, Isbell says she's less intimidated by the equipment.
"It's like really cool."
Students from Van Wert, Lincolnview, Crestview, and St. Marys schools took part in the field trip.