PVAMU Agricultural Field Day Scheduled May 22

PRAIRIE VIEW, TX – The Prairie View A&M University College of Agriculture and Human Sciences is hosting the 2010 Agricultural Field Day, May 22nd on campus.  Marketing Agricultural Products is this year’s theme with particular focus on Marketing at the Farmers’ Market.

“We will cover various topics at the event, which starts with registration at 7:00 a.m in the Carden-Waller Extension Building,” said Dr. Freddie L. Richards, Sr., dean, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences. Topics ranging from Rainwater Harvesting to Managing Internal Parasites in Goats will be presented.”

Other workshops that will be held include Diseases of the Pregnant Goat, Small Acreage Beef Improvement Project, Goat Judging Basics, Beekeeping for Beeginners, Forage and Pasture Management, and General Goat Management.  A symposium directed specifically towards Farmers’ Markets is scheduled for the afternoon starting at 2:00 p.m.

“Our High School Career Day will also be conducted in conjunction with the Agricultural Field Day,” said Dr. Richards. This program is being held in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, and will provide middle and high school students with information on careers that they can pursue in the agricultural and human sciences.”

The High School Career Day runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Persons interested in attending the Agricultural Field Day can download the registration form online at pvcep.pvamu.edu or call 936/261-5072 or 936/857-3916 for more information.

Writer – Gloria J. Mosby, program director – Communications, Cooperative Extension Program

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