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July 16, 2020

Cooperative Extension Service offers virtual camps for youth to explore agriculture, dairy industry

By Tracy Courage
U of A System Division of Agriculture 

Fast facts: 

  • Half-day, ag-based virtual camps open to youth ages 8-12
  • Exploring the World of Agriculture offered July 28
  • Let’s Get Moooving set for July 31
  • Camps offered via Zoom; register by July 22 

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas youth can explore the world of agriculture this summer with two online, half-day camps designed to teach them about food and fitness.

MOOOOVE IT ONLINE — 

Arkansas youth can explore the world of agriculture this summer with two online, half-day camps designed to teach them about food and fitness. They include “Exploring the World of Agriculture” and “Let’s Get Moooving." (Division of Agriculture photo.)

Both camps are for youth ages 8-12 and will be offered via Zoom video conferencing.

“Exploring the World of Agriculture” will be offered July 28 from 9:30 a.m.- noon. Youth will tour a rice field to learn how rice is grown and then visit the Flying C Ranch in Conway to learn about raising cattle. They will also see a cooking demonstration and learn about fitness and wellness. 

“Let’s Get Moooving” will be offered July 31 from 9:30 a.m. - noon. Participants will learn about the dairy industry during a virtual trip to a Conway farm to meet a dairy farmer and see where the dairy cows live, what they eat and how they are milked. Youth also will learn how to make ice cream. 

“It’s a great way for youth to learn more about where food comes from and the work that goes into producing it,” said Kami Green, Faulkner County extension agent. “Both camps also include fitness activities designed to get youth up and moving.”

Both camps are offered through Faulkner County 4-H but are open to youth statewide.  Membership in Arkansas 4-H is not required.

The cost of each camp is $15 and includes a supply kit that will be mailed to participants before the camp. The kits include educational guides to rice, beef, corn, poultry and cotton production and other supplies provided by Arkansas 4-H, the Arkansas Beef Council, the Arkansas Farm Bureau and other sponsors.

For more information about the camps and to register, contact Green at kgreen@uaex.edu or call 501-749-8924.

To learn more about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu.

 

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 offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media contact:
Tracy Courage
Director, Communications Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
tcourage@uaex.edu  

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