Farm Day at the Fair welcomes school groups for hands-on agriculture education

Farm day registration page

The the official registration webpage for Farm Day at the Fair is available online at https://tinyurl.com/statefairfarmday.

Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Elizabeth Rudd, 214-904-3056, Elizabeth.Rudd@ag.tamu.edu    

DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service invites third and fourth grade students to the State Fair of Texas for hands-on learning about how agriculture impacts daily living and health.

Farm Day at the Fair welcomes student groups to Fair Park in Dallas on 12 non-consecutive days from Oct. 1-19. Time slot availability and event site locations are available upon registration online at https://tinyurl.com/statefairfarmday. Registration closes Sept. 24.

“Understanding the importance of agriculture systems begins by learning how they work, and students at this age are primed for learning,” said Elizabeth Rudd, AgriLife Extension agent for Dallas County. “Reaching them early is vital as urbanization continues and people become less pensive about the sources of their nutrition.”

Lessons at the event include interactive tours of dairy, livestock and food crop demonstrations. Meanwhile, presentations by the Texas A&M Forest Service will stress the importance of trees and wildfire prevention.

Farm Day at the Fair is free, but schools must register on behalf of student groups. Teachers must obtain approval from school administrators, arrange bus transportation and complete other participation requirements as outlined at the registration website.  

Send inquiries to Rudd at Elizabeth.Rudd@ag.tamu.edu.

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