By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Auburn University is hosting two agriculture events in coming weeks: the Ag Discovery Adventure and the Ag Roundup.
Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan (R) announced on Facebook that the second annual Ag Discovery Adventure will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the E.V. Smith Center off of Interstate 85 between Montgomery and Auburn.
Saturday’s event is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will focus on technology’s growing role in Alabama agriculture. Attendees will get to see chicks hatching, corn-shelling, tour a pollination garden, navigate a corn maze, use technology for a treasure hunt, and view the latest in agriculture technology.
Auburn’s Collegiate Cattlemen and Cattlewomen and other venders will sell concessions. The Second annual Ag Discovery Adventure is being co-sponsored this year by the Alabama Cotton Producers, the Alabama Soybean Producers, the Alabama Wheat & Feed Grains Producers, the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association, the Alabama Farmers Federation and the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association.
Also in coming weeks, Auburn’s 33rd annual Fall Roundup and Taste of Alabama Agriculture event (commonly known as Ag Roundup) will be held on Auburn’s Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 12, at Ag Heritage Park. The Ag Roundup offers a wide array of Alabama-grown and -produced foods, informative displays and children’s activities. Live and silent auctions will be held to raise money for the College of Agriculture’s scholarship program. The Fall Roundup begins four hours before kickoff of Auburn’s game versus Western Carolina. Admission to the Fall Roundup costs $5 per person and children are admitted free.
Commissioner McMillan announced on Facebook that the Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries will have a booth at the Ag Roundup.
McMillan’s Facebook post is based on information from an article in the Alfa newsletter by Mary Johnson.
Agriculture and Forestry are Alabama’s largest two industries. The E.V. Smith Center is part of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment System.