Only 20 Minutes from Downtown New Orleans!
When: May 7,8, 9 & 10 2019- School Groups
May 11, 2019 -General Public
Where: Docville Farm
5124 E. St Bernard Hwy, Violet, LA
Who: grades 3rd, 4th, 5th
Contact the Jefferson 4-H Office (504-736-6519)
Reinforce your science curriculum!
Schedule your FREE class tour of Ag Magic on the River.
Be a part of our 6th Annual
Ag Magic on the River
Students visiting Ag Magic on the River will see first-hand how and where their food, shelter and some clothing originates. Through an interactive visually stimulating experience youth will touch, see and taste agriculture. This hands-on learning opportunity will link food, fiber, forests, field crops, farm animals and Louisiana seafood to your students’ everyday lives.
Exhibits will include:
Animals: Learn what animals eat and what products they provide. Hold chickens, see pigs, and pet goats, sheep and beef and dairy cows.
Forestry: How many forestry products do you use daily? Learn about the forestry industry and its many products. Take a walk through a forest, enjoy leaf rubbing activities; touch pelts of animals living in our forests.
Insects: View insect specimens and learn the value each plays in our environment. Learn about the ant and bee communities and how they work together to get their jobs done; then view butterflies hatching.
The Mighty Mississippi: Climb to the top of the observation tower; view the water traffic on the Mississippi River transporting agricultural products to and from Louisiana; and learn how the river impacts our economy
Plants: See and feel cotton bolls; learn the role cotton plays in our lives. See sugar cane growing and sugar products. View rice and many rice products that are enjoyed daily. See how sweet potatoes grow, harvest them, then dig for worms!
Seafood: Crawfish ponds and aquatic tanks allow participants to view habitats of Louisiana fish. Learn how various seafood is harvested for local consumption.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture