Dig into Food and Farming with
Ag-Venture Day Camps
Back for it's third year, “Dig
Into Ag-Venture” day camps are being offered at Ozark Empire Fair on a series
of topics to serve as a connection between youth and agriculture
The camps are designed to help children learn about food and
how it is produced, according to Karla Deaver, 4-H Youth Development
Specialist. “These camps give children an opportunity to experience the fair
and have fun while learning about the food they eat in a new way,” said Deaver.
Camps will be offered from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. most days
of the fair, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is requested, and a $6
registration fee for the first day includes an entry ticket to the fair, a special camp t-shirt,
and all needed supplies for the camps. Each additional day may be attended with a $2 fee. Topics include beef and dairy cattle, sheep and
goats, swine, grains, bees and honey, poultry, & fruits and
vegetables. A different topic will be
explored each day, and kids are encouraged to attend multiple days. The children will get an in-depth look at where their food
comes from and discuss how foods goes from farm to plate. The camp will also
include barn tours and hands-on activities. Camps are offered for children ages 5 through 10.
Ag-Venture Day Camp is a joint venture of Ozark Empire Fair,
Missouri State University Darr School of Agriculture, and University of
For more information, contact
Karla Deaver at 417-466-3102 or Brittany Gillig at 417-833-2660. A registration
brochure can be found below.