AUBURN, Ala. — Mark your calendars now for Saturday, Sept. 29, when the College of Ag, the Alabama Ag Experiment Station and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will co-host the first-ever “Ag Discovery Adventure: A Window to the Future” at E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter.

The free event is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will offer Alabamians an up-close look at 21st-century agriculture. The full lineup for Ag Discovery Adventure is a work in progress, but already on tap are hay rides, high-tech treasure hunts, a corn maze, precision agriculture displays and milking demonstrations, all designed to introduce folks of all ages and walks of life to the wide world of agriculture, from crop and animal production to bioenergy and sustainability.

Sponsors for the inaugural Ag Discovery Adventure include the Alabama Cotton Producers, Alabama Soybean Producers and Alabama Wheat and Feed Grain Producers.

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The 3,816-acre E.V. Smith Center is located at Exit 26 on Interstate 85, between Montgomery and Auburn.