Adding to the traditional farm and ranch experience of a county fair, the Montana Agri-Women (MAW) will host the 3rd Annual “Ag Sprouts” Building during the 2014 MontanaFair Aug. 9-16. 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 EXHIBIT – AGRIUM SEED SURVIVOR MOBILE CLASSROOM
Agriculture is a big part of the Montana economy and MontanaFair. Yet with fewer and fewer people actively involved in growing food, the “how” and “why” of agriculture can get lost. With that in mind, MontanaFair is excited to host the world famous Agrium Seed Survivor mobile classroom.
The Agrium Seed Survivor display provides a hands-on, curriculum based learning experience for all ages about where food begins and how the elements play a crucial role in crop development. Through interactive participation, visitors can compete as virtual farmers, design a garden, and even plant a seed to take home and grow on their own.
More than 100,000 people visited the Agrium Seed Survivor in 2013 all across North America.
You will find the Agrium Seed Survivor display just outside the AgSprouts Building (formerly the Heritage Building) near the 4th Avenue Stage at MontanaFair. Please contact Katie Yost at (406) 855-1393 for additional information.
Ag Sprouts Barn Schedule
Noon: Barn & Animal Farm Open
2 p.m. Presentation
3 p.m. Kids Stick Horse Rodeo
4 p.m. Presentation
5 p.m. Kids Stick Horse Rodeo
6 p.m. Last Tour for the Agrium Display
7:45 p.m. Animal Farm Closes
8 p.m. Barn Closes