Ag Field Day set for Sat., Sept. 20

  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014

     Agriculture Field Day set for Sat., Sept. 20

    Agriculture Field DayPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 16, 2014) - Agriculture field day at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus is set for Sat., Sept. 20.  Research displays and demonstrations, community and government support agency booths and healthy cooking demonstrations will all be a part of the family fun from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  While pre-registration is required, the event is free and open to the community.  

    Farmers, agriculture professionals, home gardeners, agriculture students, and their families may visit a number of exhibitor booths and educational displays until the end of the day.  Participants may also choose between the following tours and demonstrations, which will run concurrently between 9:45 and 10:50 a.m.:  the plant science research tour, the food science tour and the animal science tour.  The food demonstration as well as other activities are reserved for the 11 a.m. hour, with lunch beginning at noon.  Exhibitor and educational activities will continue after lunch, while concurrent tours begin at 1:10 in the afternoon.  A soil survey and soil health informational session by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is reserved for interested participants and begins at 2:30 in the afternoon. 

    Lunch will be provided to participants who register on or before Monday, September 1.  Lunch for participants who register after the registration deadline is not guaranteed. 

    Agriculture Field Day at UMES is sponsored by the NRCS, University of Maryland Extension and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Online registration is available at www.umes.edu/SANS.

    For more information, contact Gloria Pugh at 410-651-6168 or Corrie Cotton at 410-651-6630, by fax at 410-651-7656 or by emailing cpcotton@umes.edu.  

    Suzanne Street, Agriculture Communication Specialist, School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Office,