As the recent eco-friendly fervor spreads _ with cloth shopping bags, energy-efficient light bulbs and a cry for shorter showers _ one has to wonder if it's not just John Deere green seen at the Stock Show this year.
While there isn't a green focus, one exhibit _ Farm Bureau's Planet Agriculture _ is lined with information on eco-friendly farming techniques and educational materials about alternative energy.
From Texas forest conservation to understanding biodiesel, the displays, which are sponsored by TXU Energy, are full of information about the industry's environmental concerns.
One wind energy display let visitors pump wind into a model city, which enacted turbines and in turn, provided light to the city.
Despite the exhibit's prior appearances at the Stock Show, visitors said it has more relevance now, because energy conservation has been a hot topic lately.
Nancy Fortune, a North Richland Hills resident who visited the exhibit with her son, said it was informative and interactive. She said she believes in the cause and thinks environmental education is important.
"We have one world," Fortune said. "We better take care of it before we lose it."
- Bailey Shiffler