FVSU to host Ag Field Day

August 17, 2011 – Fort Valley State University is counting down to an exciting community event that highlights the best that the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology offers. Ag Field Day is an annual celebration that gives visitors an up close look at faculty research through demonstrations that benefit farmers and curious spectators. Experts will show off the latest techniques to grow gardens in limited spaces. Attendees can taste all-you-can-fit-on-a-plate food samples of lamb and goat dishes from burgers, jerky and barbeque, to fresh goat milk products such as ice cream and cheese. Fresh fruits and vegetables grown on the campus farm such asmuscadines are also on the menu.

The public is invited to the free event on Thursday Sept. 15 at 9 a.m., at FVSU’sAgricultural Technology Conference Center. While munching snacks, sit in on lectures and view agriculture displays featuring more than 15 topics, including bioenergy crops, fish farming, livestock grazing, and organic fruits and vegetable production practices.

“This event was such a success last year that we decided to host it again to show farmers, animal producers, landowners, gardeners and the general public the types of research and demonstrations we conduct here at the university,” said Dr. James E. Brown, the FVSU professor of horticulture, who is chairing the event’s planning committee.

Event Information:
Cost: Free.

Pre-registration: Participants are encouraged to pre-register as soon as possible to reserve a lunch. Contact the FVSU Cooperative Extension Program by calling (478) 825-6268/6296, emailing willise@fvsu.edu or visitingwww.ag.fvsu.edu/CES/agfielddayregistration.cfm

When: On-site sign-in begins at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Fort Valley State University, Agricultural Technology Conference Center, 46 Camp John Hope Road (off of Hwy. 341), Fort Valley, Ga. The Center is just south of the Hwy. 341 and Ira Hicks Boulevard intersection.

*Dress comfortably for this outdoor event.


Fort Valley State University
College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology
(478) 825-6345