Capital City Farm Days will be held May 10-11 at Fuji Park Exhibit Hall and Carson City Fairgrounds.
The event organized by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension runs from 8:30 to 2 p.m. each day and includes up to 32 presenters providing information and demonstrations on ranching- and farming-related activities in Nevada.
The event typically draws from 500 to 1,200 students, teachers and parents who learn about composting, organic farming, water issues, noxious weeds, row crops, wildfire, bees and native pollinators, and rangeland. 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth bring their livestock animals and talk to the students about what it takes to raise a market animal.
Presenters also demonstrate spinning, weaving, quilting, and other traditional crafts associated with ranching and farming throughout our country and the world. Antique tractors are on display, and owners discuss the use of these machines in agriculture. Visitors may also get to view a demonstration of herding dogs working sheep.
“All in all, it’s an outstanding event that helps our elementary age youth begin to understand where their food and fiber come from and the importance of agriculture in their lives,” said Carson City Extension Educator JoAnne Skelly.