On two beautiful fall days, students from low income Travis County schools visited Crow’s Nest Farm for an exciting hands-on introduction to agriculture. Interactive exhibits taught students about the production and use of corn, how to milk a cow, about how land use affects erosion and ground water quality, and about Texas insects. In a fun Junior Master Gardener lesson called “Eat a Rainbow”, Travis County Master Gardeners taught students about the health benefits of eating a wide (and colorful) variety of fruits and vegetables. The 2012 Science of Agriculture days were coordinated by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s 4H Agent, Cory Talley. Watch a video of the event here.
Serving the Community
Educational programs conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners’ Court of Texas cooperating. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend a meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services are required to contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County at 512-854-9600 ten working days prior to the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Travis County
1600-B Smith Rd., Austin, TX 78721
Daphne Richards, County Extension Agent - Horticulture