The Ag Leadership Council, in cooperation with the Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture, is hosting the eighth annual Fall on the Farm Sept. 21-24.
The farm will be open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. School visits will be hosted on Sept. 21-23.
The event will be at Murray State’s Pullen Farm Complex, located on the corner of Highway 94W and Doran Road. Parking will be available at Murray Elementary School on Broach Street (just off of Highway 94W and 16th Street, with a shuttle to the farm provided.
Activities traditionally include a corn maze, climbing wall, corn jump pit, rubber duck races, pony rides, horse races, pedal tractor course, hayloft slide, petting zoo and pumpkin painting. Concessions, t-shirts and pumpkins will be available for purchase.
Fall on the Farm provides an educational and entertaining approach to agriculture education for the community and surrounding areas. A primary goal of the event is to expose children who have not grown up in the agricultural community to where their food actually comes from and aid them in gaining a better understanding of the impact that agriculture has on their daily lives.
The event is set up, maintained and operated entirely by the school of agriculture students, faculty and staff. There are typically at least 350 children at the farm on all school visit days, which requires 60-70 college students volunteering around their school/work schedules to host the event.
All proceeds provide financial support to the school of agriculture clubs and organizations.
For more information on Fall on the Farm, contact Rhea Ann Wright at (270)-809-3556.