The Billings Outpost

Ag Sprouts events added

Come learn all about agriculture at the new “Ag Sprouts” Building during the 2012 MontanaFair.

Hosted by the Montana Agri-Women, events will feature fun and educational activities to promote crop and animal production for the entire family.

Each day from Noon to 8 p.m. provides an opportunity for kids to enjoy a petting zoo, a daily rodeo, farm toys in sand and grain boxes and animal demonstrations that include a pig, goat, rabbit, chicken, a miniature donkey and horses. The “Ag Sprouts” Building Theater will feature family friendly videos of farmers and ranchers telling their stories of where our food comes from and how it is produced. In addition, horse clinics and heritage presentations will take place throughout the week.

“Learn first-hand how Montana Agri-Women promote and provide reliable information about all aspects of agriculture,” says Maggie Howley, MAW president. “We thank MontanaFair for giving us an opportunity to help continue the agriculture traditions of a county fair and to give urban kids and their parents a positive agricultural experience.”

Make a note of these daily “Ag Sprouts” Building events and times:

Horse Clinic - 1 and 4 p.m.

Kids Rodeo - 2 p.m.

Cow Clinic - 3 p.m.

Dummy Roping - 5 p.m.

Heritage Presentation – 6 p.m.

Farm Theater programming plays throughout the day.

Play area and petting zoo open from 12:30-7:30 p.m.

If there are 4-H leaders who have older members interested in volunteering to help, contact Katie Yost at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There will be two to four Montana Agri-Women members

(adults) in the barn at all times and volunteer training at Noon each day.

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