The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Cooperative Extension Program will offer the community an educational and entertaining look into the world of farming and agriculture during the 2014 Farm Fest and Springtime Agri-Showcase on Saturday, June 7.
The event will kick-off at 7 a.m. with a free 2K farm run/walk and will be held at the FAMU Research and Extension Center, located at 4259 Bainbridge Highway in Quincy, Fla.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees will be treated to a host of activities, including educational exhibits and presentations on agroforestry, container gardens, horticulture, livestock, urban markets, vegetable production, hydroponics and wind tunnels.
Other activities will include a crop tasting, health expo, farmers’ market, farm tour, kids’ fun zone and live music.
Admission for Farm Fest and Agri-Showcase activities is $5 for adults, $2 for youth under 18 and free for children 5 years old and under. Registration is available on site.
In addition to the Farm Fest and Agri-Showcase, the Cooperative Extension Program will also host a tree arborists training seminar on June 7 from 8:45 a.m. to noon at the FAMU Research and Extension Center.
The seminar will provide arborists, foresters, professional landscapers, nursery professionals and tree surgeons with information on the compartmentalization of decay in trees, construction and trees, lightning protection, tree biology and tree support. Admission is $20. Registration is available on site.
For more information, contact the FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences at (850) 599-3546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.