About the Event

We make agricultural education fun for everyone.

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Honoring Rutherford County’s Agricultural Traditions

At one time, you could visit the county fair to learn about your local agricultural community. Rutherford County no longer has a fair, so for over 10 years, Adventures in Agriculture has been the only agriculture-related free event in the county. We are proud to continue the American tradition of community outreach through this annual event.

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Enjoyment for the Entire Family

Adventures in Agriculture truly has something for everyone. There will be plenty of games, food, and information. Don’t miss this family fun day for all ages on Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can purchase refreshing concessions, and Riverdale FFA will be selling plants as a fundraiser. Everything else at the event is completely FREE!

Here are just some of the activities you can look forward to:

  • icon of a farmChildren can pick up a passport to have stamped as they pass through the adventure and receive a prize when completed
  • icon of a farmChildren of all ages can play “My American Farm” in our tablet lab
  • icon of a farmView live animal exhibits, food displays, and gardening information
  • icon of a farmFishing rodeo hosted by FFA
  • icon of a farmAdults and children alike can learn heritage skills such as butter making, spinning yarn, and more
  • icon of a farmTalk with master gardeners and learn how to grow your own vegetables in a backyard or container garden
  • icon of a farmMusical performance by Cowboy Dan
  • icon of a farmLearn about fire safety from Smokey Bear

2019 Adventures in Agriculture Volunteer-Participants

Murfreesboro City Schools’ Farm2School Program

This local program enriches the connection students have with fresh, healthy food and allows students to experience the growing cycle of their food first-hand.

TN Wildlife Resources Agency

Exhibit with various furs and bones of small animals that are indigenous to our area.

Cowboy Dan

Cowboy Dan is a singer/songwriter who helps farmers and ranchers spread the word about healthy food and livestock and records various radio programs and messages.

Rutherford County Farm Bureau

Volunteers will be available to discuss corn, wheat, soybeans and other crops grown in our county.

Rutherford County Beekeepers Association

Booth with live bees and information about the importance of bees in our community.

Quilting Group

Exhibit of quilts and how to make quilt squares. Interactive booth where children can create their own quilt square.

Wool and Cotton Weavers

Exhibit of weaving equipment.

UT and TSU Ag Extension

Information on programs designed to meet the challenges facing a more urban audience. All of the services and many of the programs offered by Extension are free to county residents.

4-H

Local 4-H members will be volunteering at various exhibits and selling concessions as a fundraiser.

Future Farmers of America (FFA) Riverdale

FFA Riverdale will be sponsoring a fishing rodeo in the pond.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Assist landowners with ways to conserve their natural resources.

Farm Services Agency (FSA)

Assist farmers and ranchers to connect with government agencies related to agriculture.

MTSU Milk Dept

MTSU students will have milk to sample and discuss the bottling process.

MTSU AG Students

Agriculture students will be volunteering at the Lil’ Acres exhibit, which allows children to walk through an exhibit and pretend they are farmers. In this exhibit, the children can experience milking a cow, harvesting crops and then selling their goods.

Murfreesboro Urban Development

Exhibit of trees that grow well in our area; saplings will be given away.

Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT)

Information about the proper and humane care of animals.

Master Gardeners

Exhibit about the science of gardening and information on local plants and how to grow them in our area.

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC)

MTEMC will have an interactive display to demonstrate power surges and what their linemen do.

Murfreesboro Fire Dept

A fire truck and firemen will be present at the event.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept

Mounted patrol will be available to ask questions and have their horses available to pet.

Rutherford County EMS

Ambulance service.

Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R)

A group of local, young (under age 35) farmers and ranchers will be helping narrate the trolley rides and providing information about local agriculture.

TN Beef Council

Representatives will have information, including recipes, about the benefits of beef to a healthy diet.

EVAC

Helicopter and information about EVAC services.

Local Farmers

Farmers will share their knowledge about farming in our community and provide farm animals for viewing at various exhibits.