Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Agriculture Appreciation Day set for Aug. 7

The Matanuska Experiment Farm will host Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day Thursday, Aug. 7 from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will have something for everyone in a "county fair, farmers market, educational and children's game day" atmosphere. There will be a plowing demonstration by the Antique Power Club, goat milking, a rain garden presentation, live music by the Overby Family Band and the Colony High School Band, cooking demonstrations and tips for growing in high tunnels.
Children enjoy bobbing for veggies at Agriculture Appreciation Day.
For children, there will be a plethora of old-fashioned farm games, animals from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a bug identification activity.

Everyone loves the hay rides. All activities are free but vendors are on hand to sell food and crafts.

At the same time, Cooperative Extension Service will hold an open house for its new offices and classroom.

The farm is located at 1509 S. Georgeson Drive in Palmer. For more information contact  Theresa Isaac at 907-746-9450. Contact the Extension Service at 877-520-5211.

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