Farm Day at the UA and USDA in Maricopa

Date/Time
Date(s) - 3 Nov 2012 until 3 Nov 2012
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location
Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center


Join us for Farm Day!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

USDA-ARS

Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center

21881 North Cardon Lane

Maricopa, Arizona

Presented by

United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service,

Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center and

The University of Arizona, Maricopa Agricultural Center

Activities Include:

CSI Maricopa – detecting predation using molecular methods

Name that Insect – contest that matches sounds to insect

Find the Bed Bugs –where to find the critters in your home

Auto-guidance tractor – ride along!

DNA extraction from strawberries

Hayrides for the kids to the UA Farm Village – – visit the 4-H farm animals petting zoo!

Face Painting

Displays Include:

Biofuel crops display

Irrigation display/hands-on technology

Cotton gin display

Remote sensing instruments display

Industrial crops display (e.g. natural rubber from guayule)

Farm equipment display

Arizona Farm Bureau

Future Farmers of America

Master Gardeners

For More Details: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pwa/maricopa

 

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