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Detector Canines Demonstration Featured at Ag Discovery Adventure Sept. 28

September 23, 2013

By Janet L. McCoy, (p) 334/844-3698, (e)

Auburn, Alabama —

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine’s detector canines will be one of the featured exhibitions during Ag Discovery Adventure on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the E.V. Smith Research Center.

Animal Health and Performance Program Chief Trainer Terry Fischer and the detector canines will give two demonstrations – at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – showcasing the important work being accomplished by AHPP in national safety and the war on terror. Both demonstrations will be at the main stage.

“Ag Discovery Adventure: A Window to the Future” is a venture of Auburn University College of Agriculture, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. The 3,816-acre E.V. Smith Center, one of the AAES’s 15 outlying research facilities in the state, is located at Exit 26 on I-85, between Montgomery and Auburn.

Activities will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m., with the official welcome set for 9 a.m. on the main stage.

The event is designed to highlight farm technology and illustrate the key role agriculture plays in every aspect of life. Activities include high-tech treasure hunts, a corn maze, modern technology to enhance agricultural production, a pollination garden, chicks hatching, corn-shelling and -grinding demonstrations and a fisheries casting game.

The event is designed to introduce people of all ages and walks of life to the wide world of agriculture, from crop and animal production to bioenergy and precision agriculture to home gardening and sustainability.

“We hope to excite, entertain and educate the public about agriculture and the science and technology used to produce food, fiber, feed and energy in the world today,” said John Fulton, Auburn biosystems engineering associate professor, Extension specialist and co-chair of Ag Discovery Adventure.

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