Adding to the traditional farm and ranch experience of a county fair, the Montana Agri-Women (MAW) will host the 2nd Annual “Ag Sprouts” Building during the 2013 MontanaFair Aug. 10-17. Each day from Noon to 8 p.m., agricultural events will feature fun and educational activities to promote crop and animal production for the entire family.
“We really enjoy this opportunity at MontanaFair to connect with the public and promote and provide reliable information about all aspects of agriculture,” says Kellie Kittelmann, MAW president. “It’s important as Montana Agri-Women to continue the agriculture traditions of a county fair and to give urban kids and their parents a positive agricultural experience.”
“Ag Sprouts” provides an opportunity for kids to enjoy an animal farm; a stick-horse rodeo twice a day at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; farm toys in sand and grain boxes; planting pots with herbs and vegetables; and special animal demonstrations in the arena.
New this year, The “Ag Sprouts” Theater has been moved next door to the Heritage Building, which will feature family friendly videos of farmers and ranchers telling their stories of where our food comes from and how it is produced. Throughout the week, MontanaFair goers can enjoy the hospitality and agricultural education opportunities featured in the “Ag Sprouts” and Heritage Building.
Ag Sprouts Barn Schedule Aug. 10, Aug. 12-17
Noon: Barn & Animal Farm Open
2 p.m. Presentation in Arena
3 p.m. Kids Stick Horse Rodeo in Arena 4 p.m. Presentation in Arena
5 p.m. Kids Stick Horse Rodeo in Arena 6 p.m. Special Presentation in Arena 7:45 p.m. Animal Farm Closes
8 p.m. Barn Closes
*Check Ag Sprouts Barn
for Specific Daily Schedule
Ag Sprouts Barn SUNDAY, Aug. 11 Noon: Barn & Animal Farm Open
2 p.m. Merit Heifer Program Presentation
Other agricultural-related events during MontanaFair include:
August 11 ~ Ag Appreciation Day:
Noon – 8 p.m. Aug. 10-17: Visit the Heritage Building and “Ag Sprouts” building hosted to see agricultural displays, demonstrations, programming and entertainment showing agriculture’s great impact on our community.
Noon – 6 p.m. Aug. 10-11: Visit the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association Mobile Baking Lab for fresh cinnamon rolls. Sponsored by the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee.
For the first time, the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association (NWGA) Mobile Baking Lab makes it way to Montana. Created by NWGA in 2009, the lab operates as a full-service kitchen contained inside a 24-foot trailer and is used as a tool to educate consumers on where their food comes from and to connect producers and consumers through fresh-baked wheat foods. The Mobile Baking Lab bakes all wheat foods with Ultragrain flour and has been to events and tradeshows in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, New York and Washington, D.C., including the National festival of bread and the Wheat Foods Council’s Urban Wheat Field projects.
1:30 p.m. – Ag Appreciation Opening Ceremony and Sponsor Recognition at the Community Stage. August 11