Farm Education Day set for Nov 15, 2017

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November 8, 2017

20 years of “Farm Education Day”

This event has reached max capacity; however, media are welcome to attend.

MEMPHIS, TN --- The 20th Annual Farm Education Day will attract 554 students from five Shelby County Schools.  Specifically developed to reach the local urban fifth grade audience, they will interact with 12 exhibitors who are professionals in the field of corn, cotton, wildlife, poultry, honey bees, soybeans, farm equipment, produce, birds of prey, and livestock. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Agricenter “D Wing”

9:30am - 12:00pm

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Local farmers in the Memphis area are producing a tremendous amount of food and fiber, but unfortunately, many who live here never see the work that goes into the production that we depend on daily.  This event is done as a collaboration of Shelby County Soil Conservation District, UT-TSU Extension and Agricenter International.

Agricenter International, the education, agribusiness, research and agricultural hub of the Mid-South has a $524 million annual economic impact on the region, hosts over 1.3 million visitors annually, and has educated tens of thousands of students.  For more information visit www.agricenter.org or call 901-757-7777. 

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