Adventures in Agriculture will be held on April 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro. The Lane Agri-Park is located at 315 John Rice Boulevard, just past Sam’s Club and beside PAWS.
Admission is FREE and open to the public of all ages. They do however ask for the donation of non-perishable foods that will be donated for the schools backpack program. The list of items include single serve chili with beans, beef & macaroni, beef stew, beans & franks, spaghetti & meatballs (with pop top cans), single serve microwaveable mac & cheese, fruit cups, juice boxes, single serve cereal, crackers and granola bars.
This event, hosted by members and partners of the Rutherford County agriculture community including sponsorship by Farm Bureau, provides many hands-on activities to teach families about agriculture’s impact on our everyday lives. The first twenty teachers within Rutherford County, with a current teacher ID who register, will receive a $20 gift certificate to a local teacher’s store and other teaching resources free of charge!
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Adventures in Agriculture has something for everyone. Children can pick up a passport to have stamped as they pass through the exhibits and then receive a prize when completed and turned in.
Children of all ages can play “My American Farm” in their computer lab, take a trip through Lil Acres or experience riding a tractor and harvesting crops in the Ag Simulator.
In addition, they will have live animal exhibits, food for sale, gardening, honey bees and more. Opportunities to learn heritage skills are available to learn how to make real butter, spin yarn or learn how to quilt.
Parents may want to connect with Master Gardeners and learn how to grow their own vegetables in a backyard or container garden, no matter how much (or how little) room you have.
Join others for this exciting and informative FREE family fun day for all ages! You can also learn more by visiting the Rutherford County Farm Bureau website (rcfarmbureau.org) and visit the Adventures in Agriculture Facebook page.