Release date: March 28, 2005
Second-Graders to get Up-Close Look at Farming
Hundreds of San Angelo and Grape Creek second-graders will get their first chance to meet face-to-face with goats and sheep during Angelo State Universitys annual Barn Yard Day on Friday, April 1, at the universitys ranch facility.
The first tour will begin at 9 a.m. at the Management, Instruction and Research Center, 7945 Grape Creek Road. The students will learn about farm animals and implements during the tours. The event, organized by the ASU Block and Bridle Club, is expected to draw about 750 students.
Club president Corey Owens said the yearly event helps introduce children from the city to aspects of farming and ranching.
The Block and Bridle Club is a social organization for ASU students interested in farming and ranching. The club is advised by Drs. Michael Salisbury and Gretchen Hilton.