Each year hundreds of 4th grade students and their teachers participate in the West Texas Fair and Rodeo’s “Food and Fiber Day”. This wonderful out-of-the-classroom educational experience uses hands-on activities and demonstrations that provide children an opportunity to learn more about agriculture, the environment and the origin of clothing and food. Food and Fiber Day is made possible through the collaborative efforts of Texas Farm Bureau and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Taylor County. Presenters include the Big Country Master Gardeners, May Farm Petting Zoo, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Bobwhite Brigade, and Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Classroom. Reservations are required to attend Food and Fiber Day and it does not take long for sessions to fill. If you are a 4th grade teacher and missed this year’s Food and Fiber Day, make plans to attend next year. For more information contact Jane Rowan, County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences, at the Taylor County Extension Office – 325-672-6048.
*Please note that the Planet Agriculture exhibits in the Big Country Hall and the Petting Zoo on the Northeast side of the fairgrounds will be closed to the public on September 12th until 4:00 p.m. due to Food and Fiber Day activities.