UMES holds Ag Field Day Sept. 8

  • Monday, August 20, 2012

    AG Field Day at UMES

    Agriculture Field Day

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug, 10, 2012) - Research displays and demonstrations, community and government support agency booths and healthy cooking demonstrations are all a part of Agriculture Field Day scheduled at UMES on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  While pre-registration is required, the event is free and open to the community.       

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Following the opening program at 9 a.m., 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 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.:  the plant science research tour, the high tunnel fruit production tour, the poultry litter subsurface application demonstration, the basic concepts for sheep and goat producers tour, the precision agriculture demonstration and the rainfall simulator. 

    Fun activities are planned throughout the day for the children as well as the young at heart. Lunch will be provided to participants who register before Aug. 31.  Lunch for participants who register after the registration deadline is not guaranteed.  Concurrent information sessions begin at 1:45 p.m.  The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host one session.  UMES food safety scientists will host the other.  Agriculture Day

    Agriculture Field Day at UMES is sponsored by the NRCS, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Program, 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 email at cpcotton@umes.edu.  

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    Suzanne Waters Street, agriculture communications specialist, School of Agricultural & Natural Sciences, 410-621-3850, sstreet@umes.edu.