Dig into Food and Farming with
Ag-Venture Day Camps
A series of day camps are again being offered to help children connect with the food they eat.“Dig Into 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. Registration fee is $6 for one camp, and $2 for each additional camp. Registration includes an entry ticket to the fair, a special camp t-shirt, and all needed supplies for the camps. Topics include beef cattle, sheep and goats, dairy cattle, swine, grains, bees and honey, poultry, and fruits and vegetables.New for 2018 is the addition of a horse and equipment day. A different topic will be explored each day. The children will get an indepth look at where their food comes from and discuss how foods gets 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 Camps is a joint venture of Ozark Empire Fair, Missouri State University Darr College of Agriculture, and University of Missouri Extension. Addional support has been received from a number of sponsors. For more information, contact Karla Deaver at 417-466-3102 or Cassie Reid at 417-833-2660. A registration brochure can be found at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene.