Moms on the Farm to host second annual tour

March 14, 2013
Contact Information:

Brittany A. Butler, Department of Animal Science
479-575-3195 / bab004@uark.edu

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A group of female faculty and staff across the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and others involved with agriculture will host the second annual Moms on the Farm tour Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The tour will include trips to beef, poultry and dairy farms. Lunch will be provided, followed by cooking demonstrations by the Arkansas Cattlewomen. The tour begins at the Pauline Whitaker Arena (1335 W. Knapp St.) off Garland Avenue, approximately two miles north of the University of Arkansas campus. Participants will be transported by bus to tour locations.

The Moms on the Farm tour is free but seats are limited. Non-farm moms planning to attend the event are registered on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline to register is April 5.

The goal of the tour is to help mothers understand more about agricultural production, food safety and nutrition and experience Northwest Arkansas agriculture first-hand. “We are really excited to share agriculture with the women of Northwest Arkansas,” said Janeal Yancey, event organizer and UA meat scientist.

The Arkansas Cattlewomen will conclude the tour with beef and dairy food cooking demonstrations. “Typically, people feel more knowledgeable about doing their taxes than about making healthy food decisions for their families,” said Yancey. “The cooking demonstrations will provide an opportunity for moms to ask health-oriented questions, and the tours will help them better understand where their food comes from.”

For more information or to register, contact Janeal Yancey at 870-688-4247 or jws09@uark.edu. Additional information about the Moms on the Farm tour can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/MomsOnTheFarmTour.