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Ag Day is Saturday, Sept. 24 at NMSU

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The New Mexico Department of Agriculture and the New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) will host the ninth edition of AG Day 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, prior to the NMSU Aggies/University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football game that begins at 6 p.m.

AG Day is a free, educational event that features family-friendly activities, NMDA said in a news release.

The street festival will be held in the south parking lot of the Pan American Center and the Aggie Memorial Stadium northeast parking lot, both on the NMSU campus.

The theme of this year’s AG Day is “AGgie Spirit: Strong and Resilient,” in tribute to the award-winning commercial that showcases New Mexico agriculture.

AG Day will be the place to learn about agriculture with numerous educational booths, including ACES departments, programs and groups, NMSU student organizations and several other local agricultural organizations and businesses, NMDA said.

“AG Day is a great way for the community to learn more about agriculture while having some fun,” said New Mexico Ag Sec. Jeff Witte. “AG Day has turned into a popular tradition for the agriculture community, and we hope to make this year the best year yet!”

“Less than two percent of the population of the United States works in agriculture; however, those few feed all the millions in our country and many others in many countries of the world,” said ACES Dean Rolando Flores.

The NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program and NMSU Animal and Range Sciences will provide attendees the opportunity to interact with animals during the event, the news release said. Organizations such as New Mexico 4-H, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, New Mexico CowBelles, New Mexico Ag in the Classroom and the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum will educate the public about agriculture with fun activities. Attendees will also have a chance to listen to live music and sample New Mexico products.

For more information about AG Day, call 575-646-2804 and email pio@nmda.nmsu.edu.

Visit https://nmdeptag.nmsu.edu/ag-day.html.