A series of day camps are again being offered to help children connect with the food they eat. “Branch Out With Ag-Venture” day camps are being offered at Ozark Empire Fair on a series of topics. 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 as camp is limited to 25 participants each day. Topics include beef cattle, sheep and goats, dairy cattle, swine, grains, bees and honey, poultry, fruits and vegetables, equine and equipment, and rabbits. New for 2019 is an additional day on Sunday, July 28th for an afternoon session over rabbits. The children will get an in-depth look at where their food comes from and discuss how food makes its way from farm to table. The camp will also include barn tours and hands-on activities. Camps are offered for children ages 5 through 12.
The Ag-Venture Day Camps are a joint venture of the Ozark Empire Fair, Missouri State University Darr College of Agriculture, and University of Missouri Extension. For more information, contact Karla Deaver at 417-466-3102 or Cassie Reid at 417-833-2660. A registration form is available below under 'Important Documents"