The annual Summer Meltdown Celebration is set for Saturday, June 18 at the University of Wisconsin's Arlington Agricultural Research Station in Arlington.
This year's event will begin at 10 a.m. with tours of the Agronomy and Vet Sciences areas. At noon lunch will be served in the Public Events Facility followed by a short program. Then at 1:30 pm the tours continue with the Beef and Dairy Units. Finally the day will rap up with Ice Cream treats at the Public Events Facility.
The Young Producer Summer Meltdown Celebration is truly a celebration of agriculture and annually features farm and agricultural industry tours for the whole family and is a part of the Accelerated Genetics Young Producer Program. This program is open to any dairy or beef producer or herdsperson, in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa or Illinois, who are interested in expanding their horizons, meeting other producers, and having fun doing it. Also at this event, individuals, couples and their families are welcome to attend. Anyone interested in becoming involved is encouraged to attend any or all of the Young Producer activities throughout the year! For more information about Young Producer events go to: www.accelgen.com.
To make a reservation for the Summer Meltdown Celebration, call 1-800-451-9275 Ext. 5422 or email [email protected] by June 10. Once reservations are received, more information including a map and agenda will be sent. The day's activities are compliments of Accelerated Genetics.
The Arlington Agricultural Research Station is used by almost all disciplines in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The 2,000-acre complex is composed of 14 crop and livestock units. These include the Agronomy, Beef Nutrition, Beef Physiology, Dairy Herd Replacement, Emmons Blaine Dairy Center, Headquarters, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Entomology, Poultry, Sheep, Soils, Swine, Turkeys, and Veterinary Science units. The Forestry Department maintains approximately 55 acres of trees for research. There is no single focus to the station's research; rather, the station supports a wide cross section of research.
Source: Accelerated Genetics