NDSU event teaches public about animal agriculture Sept. 6
September 2, 2014
"Moos, Ewes and More," the NDSU Department of Animal Sciences' annual free, family-friendly event, is scheduled for Sat., Sept. 6, at the NDSU Equine Center on 19th Avenue North in Fargo.
The event, which is designed to expand the public's knowledge of animal-related agriculture, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants will experience interactive, hands-on agriculture and animal demonstrations and enjoy dairy product treats and food by Carnivore Catering. This year, a mix of new and traditional activities include stick horse races for children, the chance to bottle feed a calf, see research in action and learn about showing livestock and sheep shearing. "Ask the Animal Scientist" and horsemanship demonstrations also are planned.
The public will meet the animals that call NDSU home, the farm managers who care for them, and the faculty and staff who teach and conduct research in the animal sciences department.
"We strive to provide a fun, educational event that reconnects people to where their food comes from and give the community a glimpse of what NDSU is doing to support agriculture and animal sciences in North Dakota and beyond," said Stacey Ostby, co-director of the department's Veterinary Technology Program and co-chair of Moos, Ewes and More.