Wetumpka to host Farm City event

Published 3:11pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Building on the success of the March 2012 Farm City event in Eclectic, the program will be held in Wetumpka Friday afternoon, with the public invited to see exhibits and visit with local farmers from 2-6 p.m.
Katrina Mitchell, Elmore County Extension coordinator, said the event is Friday at the Elmore County Agricultural Center on Queen Ann Road. Students from area schools will visit the exhibits throughout the morning, she added.
“There will be cows, goats, bees, fowl, alpacas, a cotton gin and more,” she said. “After being well received in Eclectic, the committee of volunteers and Alabama Cooperative Extension staff decided to host the event this year in Wetumpka.”
Mitchell said more than 600 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Wetumpka Elementary, Wetumpka Middle and Redland Elementary are expected to visit the exhibits.
School tours will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the displays will be open to the general public from 2 to 6 p.m.
“This is a great opportunity to learn more about the influence agriculture has on all our lives as well as the careers in the industry,” said Mitchell.
There is no admission charge to attend the event, and everyone welcome to attend.
For more information about the event or any other Alabama Cooperative Extension System programs, call 334-567-6301.

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