Faulkner Co. Roundup gets second-graders face to face with ag
By the U of A System Division of Agriculture
April 10, 2019
- Faulkner County Farm Round Up April 17-18
- More than 1,150 second-graders registered for annual event.
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CONWAY, Ark. – The hives, hooves, horns and plants of the 2019 Farm Round Up will bring agriculture up close and personal for the more than 1,150 second graders registered to take part in the April 17-18 event.
Begun in the early 2000s, Farm Round Up gives students the opportunity to visit with horses, lambs, goats, calves and other farm animals, as well as seeing displays that include a rice mill and honey hive. Students will also get a chance to learn about the Arkansas 4-H and FFA youth programs.
The event is being held at the Faulkner County Fairgrounds.
“There’s no better way for youngsters to learn about agriculture than to have come face to face with its people and products,” said Kami Green, Faulkner County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Even though we live in state powered by agriculture, the closest most people may come is seeing fields and livestock while traveling Arkansas’ highways.”
Round Up by the numbers:
- Registered students: 1,150-plus
- Number of counties: 2 (Faulkner and Conway counties)
- Number of volunteers: 200-plus
For more information about the 2019 Roundup, contact the Faulkner County Extension office at 501-329-8344.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the Faulkner County Extension office at 501-329-8344 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service