March 08, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

March 19 is National Ag Day Event at Farm Park

Celebrate American agriculture and the farmers who provide for us at the second annual National Ag Day event from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146.

The event will highlight how necessities like food, fiber, clothing and energy originate and make their way to the consumer. Entry is free to the event.

Ag Day activities include:

The Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park has more than 200 acres of land to explore. Daily amenities include an animal barn, visitor's center and gift shop, chicken coop, farmhouse and milking barn. Visitors also can view crop and garden demonstrations, play on a farm-themed playground or explore the land by taking a walk along Wilson's Creek.

The Farm Park's operating hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, except Mondays. For more information on National Ag Day or Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, please call 417-837-5949 or visit http://bit.ly/UGobz.

For more information, media contact: Amy Dooley, Farm Park Coordinator, 417-837-5944.