University of Maryland Extension

It's Time for Fall Fun on the Farm!

Two youngsters delight in petting one of the UMD dairy cows at the 2013 College of AGNR Open House.
Image Credit: 
Edwin Remsberg

What’s better than a beautiful fall day on the farm filled with fun activities for the whole family? When it’s FREE! Make plans now to attend the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Open House on Saturday, October 11 at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center Clarksville Facility from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The facility is centrally located in Howard County at 4240 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD.

Come wonder at the beauty of butterflies up close. Stick your arm inside a cow’s stomach. Taste fresh apples and pears picked right here in Maryland. Pet a chick or a bunny or a horse or a turtle. Take a ride on a hay wagon. Paint a pumpkin. Find out how students are growing food for their community on Terp Farm. Ask a Master Gardener how to make your plants prettier. Help celebrate 100 years of serving the community through University of Maryland Extension. Learn about the vast variety of Maryland 4H youth programs. Visit exhibits on everything from money matters to food safety to energy efficiency to the Chesapeake Bay. Talk with an AGNR representative about what our College has to offer. Discover that we’re so much more than you ever imagined! 

Young children will receive a passport and can win a prize for getting it punched at all the different stations. Middle- and high-school students can also receive prizes for successfully completing an educational scavenger hunt. Several of our student organizations will be selling lunch, snacks and drinks at booths to help support their endeavors.

The College of AGNR’s annual open house provides an opportunity to reach out beyond the University of Maryland campus to better connect with citizens around the state. We’ll see you at the farm – rain or shine!

Visit or call 301-596-9330 for more information.

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