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Learn about livestock and farming

Created: 8/26/11 (Fri) | Topic: Education

Do you wonder how a horse can sleep standing up, how many sweaters the wool from one sheep will make or how milk gets to your table?

You'll learn the answers to those questions and many others at the second annual "Moos, Ewes and More!" event that North Dakota State University's Animal Sciences Department is hosting Saturday, Sept. 17. This free event for all ages will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NDSU Equine Center on 19th Avenue North in Fargo.

You can meet the animals that call NDSU home, the farm managers who care for them, and the faculty and staff who teach and do research in the Animal Sciences Department.

You'll also have the chance to experience interactive agriculture and animal demonstrations, such as milking a cow, emergency dog care and sheep shearing, as well as enjoy BBQ Boot Camp samples and dairy product treats.

"North Dakota is proud of its agricultural background, and NDSU is excited about the opportunity to help families bridge the gap between urban and farm life," says Stacey Ostby, veterinary technologist in the Animal Sciences Department.

For more information, contact Erika Berg at erika.berg@ndsu.edu or Ostby at stacey.ostby@ndsu.edu or visit the Moos, Ewes and More website at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ansc/news-events/moos-ewes-and-more.

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