Purdue Ag Center field day offers run/walk, forestry tour

September 1, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The agenda for this year's field day at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center in Dubois includes a race run/walk, a geocaching activity and tours of the facility.

The field day is Sept. 12. The center is at 1371 E. Purdue Farm Road.

The run/walk begins the day's events at 8:30 a.m. Participants can decide how many laps they want to take around the 2.5-mile course.

Other events and presenters:

* "Geocaching on the Farm." Participants will use sophisticated mapping technology to find hidden treasures on the center's farm.

* "Necropsy Demonstration." Presented by Grant Burcham, Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory veterinary diagnostician.

* "Learn About the Bats of Indiana." Laura D'Acunto, forestry and natural resources graduate research assistant, leads an interactive workshop.

* "Family-Oriented Farm Tour on Wagons." Hosted by Jason Tower, Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center superintendent.

Ron Rathfon, Extension forester, will give a walking tour of the center's woodlands 1:30-4:30 p.m. Discussion topics include American chestnut restoration, tree planting and plantation management and creating wildlife habitat along streams.

Registration for the run/walk is $25. Download the registration form at https://ag.purdue.edu/arp/pac/Pages/sipac-home.aspx. All other events are free.

Participants are welcome to bring lunch and enjoy a picnic at the center.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension Dubois County at 812-482-1782. 

Writer: Aspen Deno, 765-496-2384, denoa@purdue.edu 

Source: Jason Tower, 812-678-4427, towerj@purdue.edu 

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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