• 72°

Agriculture Appreciation Night set for July 28

Agent

Toi Degree

By Toi Degree

Rowan Cooperative Extension

Join us for Rowan Agriculture Appreciation Night.  The event will be held Friday, July 28, from 6-9 p.m. at the Country Life Museum at Sloan Park, located at 550 Sloan Road, Mount Ulla.

The event will give you a glance of the museum that is soon to open.  If you have been following the progress of this museum, you know that this is a project that started last year with “a vision of the museum to educate the present and future generation about the rural way of life of the American farm families,” according to Randy Elium of the Carolina Antique Power Association.

The building is almost complete and is expected to display a variety of old farm equipment that will include tractors of all kinds, wall hangings and a plethora of other items that will depict how life was in the yesteryears.

The years of the items have not been determined.  Since Rowan County was founded in 1753, items could go back to the 1700s.  Items can be donated and will rotate in and out.  It is hoped that schools will come through and allow students to see how their early ancestors lived.

The Agriculture Appreciation Night will be family-friendly and feature free dinner and a movie.  Dinner will consist of hot dogs, brats and hamburgers.  Ice cream will also be available.  Activities for kids will include corn hole and balloon animal making.  This is an event for the whole family to celebrate Rowan County agriculture.

There will be a viewing of the documentary “Farmland.” This film profiles six young farmers from different production backgrounds.  Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who raise the food we eat.

“Farmland” takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and a rancher in their 20s, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business.  Through the eyes of the director, you’ll step inside the world of farming for a first-hand glimpse into the lives of young farmers and ranchers.  You’ll come to learn more about their high-risk/high reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation.

To RSVP for the event, call the Rowan County Center at 704-216-8970 or register online at go.ncsu.edu/rowanagappreciation.  We look forward to seeing you as we take a closer look at agriculture and learn more about what it takes to get food on our plates each day.  Hope to see you there!

Toi N. Degree, Family & Consumer Education agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension (704-216-8970 or toi_degree@ncsu.edu).

Comments

Coronavirus

People receiving first dose of COVID-19 vaccine grows by less than 1%

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools brings Skills Rowan competition back to its roots

Business

Weak jobs report spurs questions about big fed spending

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting in Elizabeth City

Sports

Woodland, two others share lead; Mickelson plays much worse but will still be around for weekend at Quail Hollow

Business

Former NHL player to open mobster themed bar in Raleigh

Nation/World

California population declines for first time

News

GOP leaders differ on bottom line for state spending

News

Police: Man killed in shootout with officers in Winston-Salem

Crime

Man charged after thieves rob would-be gun buyers of wallets, shoes

Crime

Blotter: Four added to sheriff’s most wanted list

High School

High school football: Some anxious moments, but Hornets win state title

Local

Photos: Salisbury High Hornets win big in 2AA championship game

Local

County manager outlines projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget, suggests uses for stimulus money

Business

Miami-based Browns Athletic Apparel opens second screen printing location in Salisbury

News

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

Coronavirus

More than half of North Carolinians have now taken at least one vaccine shot

Local

City hopes to cover expenses in 2021-22 budget with surplus revenue generated this year

Local

Fallen tree proves to be a blessing for local nonprofit Happy Roots

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide