Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Annual Ag Adventures Gathers 1,000 Local Third-Grade Children at Colorado State University Farm

WHAT:     Ag Adventures, a field trip to Colorado State University for more than 1,000 third-grade students from the Fort Collins area, organized by College of Agricultural Sciences students.


WHERE:      Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Colorado State University’s Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

DETAILS:     Ag Adventures is an annual event for local students to learn about animals and crops. Students will learn about agronomy, soil, grass, erosion, milk cows, safety around farms and large equipment, and other agricultural-related information. For example, during this educational field trip, university students will demonstrate and explain sheep shearing and wool spinning. Students will visit a dairy cow and her calf to learn about milk and beef, experiment with planting seeds and learn how seeds grow into plants that provide food, learn about food crops from around the world, and discover how to read maps while on a hay ride.

The event is based on state classroom educational curriculum standards for students in the 3rd grade. The day is presented by various clubs in the College of Agricultural Sciences along with freshman in the college. Attendance for third-grade students is arranged in advance by College of Agricultural students through school district classrooms.  For more information or to make arrangements to cover the event, call Dell Rae Moellenberg at (970) 491-6009 or Marshal Frasier at (970) 491-6071.