The Adventures in Agriculture event is set for April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro. The Lane Agri-Park is located at 315 John Rice Blvd., just past Sam’s Club and Tractor Supply.
The theme for this year’s event will be Farmers CARE, which will highlight the ways in which producers maintain and preserve their crops, animals, recreation and the environment. Farmers will be there to share their knowledge of animals, crops, homegrown foods, handmade products and more with parents and children. Admission is free and open to the public.
The event, hosted by members and partners of the Rutherford County Agriculture Community, provides many hands-on activities to teach families about the impact agriculture has on our everyday lives. Adventures in Agriculture will include animal exhibits, food displays, gardening information and more. Children can be a “Farmer for a Day,” an interactive exhibit enabling children, through play, to experience growing crops, harvesting and taking them to market.
Bring your stuffed animals in need of repair; there will be professionals to help. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to learn heritage skills such as making butter, spinning yarn and more. Parents, you can talk with Master Gardeners and learn how to grow vegetables in your backyard or a container garden, no matter how much (or how little) room you have to work with. There will be plenty of games, food and information for all ages.