On Saturday, November 7th, 2015 families will be able to see farming and agriculture first-hand. Where? Right here in Chambers County at the Slay Farm (24097 U.S. Hwy 431 – about 6 miles north of LaFayette). Attendance to this “Family Day on the Farm” is free of charge, courtesy of Farm-City proponents Prather and Lillian Slay. The event will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Central).
This year’s Farm-City theme is “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.” Farm-City is designed to highlight the important role agriculture and farmers play in everyday life. At the Slay Farm, you will be able to see an operating farm. Upon arrival, you will have a walking tour and a riding tour. The walking tour will see what farm life was like in the 1920s. The Slays have renovated and furnished a one-bedroom house inside and out. There will likely be some livestock, a hay maze, and farm-related activities for the kids. The riding tour will experience a hay ride around the farm.
To get kids into the farming mindset, there will be a “Dress like a Farmer/Farmer’s Spouse” contest starting at 11:00 AM (Central). Participants will be divided into three brackets: Pre-K and below, K to 2nd Grade, and 3rd to 5th Grade. Prizes will be awarded for the winner in each bracket.
For more Farm-City information or any other topic, just give us a call here at the Chambers Extension office (334-864-9373).