Sunshine, Smiles and Science

South Farm Showcase offers fun, discovery for the whole family

More than 8,000 mid-Missourians attended the sixth annual South Farm Showcase, solidifying its place as a premier fall event for families in mid-Missouri.

Attendees took mule-powered wagon rides, learned how to milk a cow, cheered on cockroaches in races, handled reptiles, petted baby animals, sampled Missouri wines and mealworms, played soccer on the turf, weaved through corn and straw bale mazes, watched forestry demonstrations, explored the Doppler on Wheels (DOW) and learned about where their food comes from.

“It’s an opportunity for education about what South Farm and CAFNR offers; it’s our primary teaching laboratory and we showed some of the breadth of the educational offerings and research within our College,” said John Poehlmann, assistant director of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station. “It wouldn’t be possible without the dozens of faculty, staff and students who share their time and talents to make the event a success.”

Mark your calendars for Sept. 21, 2013 for the seventh annual South Farm Showcase.