AgMagic on the River set for May 4-7 near New Orleans

Olivia McClure, Bogren, Richard C.

(04/22/16) NEW ORLEANS – AgMagic on the River, an interactive event designed to teach children about Louisiana’s agriculture industry, will be held at Docville Farms in Violet near New Orleans May 4-7.

School groups will visit AgMagic May 4 to 6, and the event will be open to the public on May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

An annual event hosted by the LSU AgCenter, AgMagic uses fun activities and interactive exhibits to teach children about the importance of agriculture.

“It is important to teach our youth how agriculture is a part of their daily lives,” said Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture. “You use agriculture three times a day when you eat your meals. If your clothes are made from cotton, wool or linen, you are wearing agriculture. If you live in a house framed up or built of wood, thank agriculture.”

Visitors will be able to learn about different aspects of agriculture, including crops, insects, animals and food. Children will be able to see live farm animals, plant seeds, harvest vegetables, make crafts and do other fun activities.

“Another great perk of AgMagic on the River is all visitors will be able to see the Mighty Mississippi that is our waterway for agriculture,” said Beth Gambel, AgCenter agent in Jefferson Parish.

Docville Farms is located at 5124 E. Saint Bernard Hwy. in Violet, about 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans. Docville Farms is operated by the Meraux Foundation, which works to build agriculture awareness among youth in St. Bernard Parish and donates its facilities to be used during AgMagic.

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4/22/2016 4:43:48 PM
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