University of Arizona and Maricopa Agricultural Center invite all to the Family Farm Day Nov. 23, the weekend before Thanksgiving.
IF YOU GO
What: MAC Family Farm Day
When: Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: University of Arizona MAC, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road
How much: Free (please donate a can of food)
Info: CALS-MAC.Arizona.edu, 520-374-6204
The day will be filled with activities like the corn maze, cotton-gin demonstration, water lab station, cricket-spitting and more. Check out farming equipment, farm animals and the Ag Village.
See how farming used to be done and catch up with modern technology. There will also be exhibitors and food vendors.
MAC is one of U of A’s agricultural experiment stations. Its main focuses are cotton, small grains, alfalfa and new, specialty crops that could be used to provide fibers, oils, pharmaceuticals, etc. Research projects are related to irrigation, soils, crop fertility, insects, cotton production, weed control, plant diseases and cultural management practices.
Master gardeners are also based at MAC and will offer tips to visitors during the event.
MAC Family Farm Day is free for all ages. Donations of canned food will support F.O.R. Maricopa food bank.
This item appears in the November issue of InMaricopa.