SFA to host Farm and Forestry Day
April 26, 2011 - Shirley LunaFarm and Forestry Day for area children and their families at Stephen F. Austin State University's Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 30.
This educational event offers unique outdoor experiences that include an observation bee hive, outdoor cooking, crafts, hayrides, face painting and games. Farms animals, including calves, goats, sheep, horses, chicks and pigs, will be on display.
"This event provides hands-on instruction opportunities for SFA undergraduate students and a place for graduate student research, as well as services to local producers, FFA members and 4-H members," said Greg Grant, SFA Gardens outreach research associate.
The event will take place 5.5 miles north of Nacogdoches on County Road 123 off U.S. Hwy 259. Turn right on County Road 123 and continue past the Equestrian Center to the Beef Center.
The Todd Agricultural Research Center is operated by SFA's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. For information, call (936) 468-1832 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.