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April 29 Moms on the Farm Tour will offer insight, education for mothers

By Sarah Cato
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts: 

  • Moms on the Farm tour will be April 29 in Conway
  • Participants will tour farms and gain insight into agricultural practices 
  • Registration is free, interested parties should contact Janeal Yancey at: jws09@uark.edu

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – From feeding dairy calves to meeting full grown beef cattle, Arkansas moms will get the complete farm life experience at this year’s Moms on the Farm tour.

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MOM TO MOM -- The 2019 Moms on the Farm tour will visit beef and dairy farms in central Arkansas. UA System Division of Agriculture photo by Fred Miller

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting its 10th Moms on the Farm tour April 29 in Conway. Since 2012 Moms on the Farm has invited parents in different parts of Arkansas to connect with the agriculturalists that produce their food.

“We want to give these ladies a chance to put faces and places behind the food they buy in the grocery store,” said Janeal Yancey, a meat scientist with the Division of Agriculture. “Over 95 percent of beef farms are family owned and I want to give people a chance to meet some of those families and learn about how hard they work to raise the animals that go into our food supply.”

This will be the program’s first tour in central Arkansas, and it will showcase two beef farms and one dairy farm in the area.

“At the farms, we will see where the cows are milked, how they spend most of their days, what they eat, and we will get to see the baby calves,” Yancey said. “Attendees will have the chance to ask any questions they may have about beef and milk production.”

The tour will beginat the Faulkner County Extension Office at 8:30 a.m. Attendees will return to the extension office about 4 p.m. for ice cream and a question and answer wrap up. Lunch will be provided.

There is no cost, but space is limited. Those interested should contact Yancey at jws09@uark.edu or 870-688-4247. The minimum age for participation is 14.

For more information on agricultural outreach, visit www.uaex.edu.

To learn more about Division of Agriculture research and extension, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visitwww.uaex.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu and@ArkAgResearch, and Instagram at ArkAgResearch.

 

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 to all eligible persons 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.

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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