From feeding dairy calves to meeting full grown beef cattle, Arkansas moms will get the complete farm life experience at this year’s Moms on the Farm tour.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting its 10th Moms on the Farm tour Tuesday, April 29, at Conway. The tour will begin at the Faulkner County Extension Office at 8:30 a.m.
Attendees will return to the extension office about 4 p.m. for ice cream and a question and answer wrap up. Lunch will be provided. The event is free, but space is limited, according to a news release.
Since 2012, Moms on the Farm has invited parents in different parts of Arkansas to connect with the agriculturalists that produce their food.
“We want to give these ladies a chance to put faces and places behind the food they buy in the grocery store,” said Janeal Yancey, a meat scientist with the Division of Agriculture. “Over 95 percent of beef farms are family owned and I want to give people a chance to meet some of those families and learn about how hard they work to raise the animals that go into our food supply.”
This will be the program’s first tour in central Arkansas, and it will showcase two beef farms and one dairy farm in the area.
“At the farms, we will see where the cows are milked, how they spend most of their days, what they eat, and we will get to see the baby calves,” Yancey said. “Attendees will have the chance to ask any questions they may have about beef and milk production.”
Those interested should contact Janeal Yancey at email@example.com or 870-688-4247. The minimum age for participation is 14. For more information on agricultural outreach, visit www.uaex.edu.
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The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without discrimination.