NMDA and NMSU College of ACES present seventh consecutive AG Day event

For immediate release
Sept. 10, 2019
Media Contact: Baylee Banks
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
575-646-1864, bbanks@nmda.nmsu.edu

NMDA and NMSU College of ACES present seventh consecutive AG Day event

AG Day to take place Oct. 5 prior to Aggie Homecoming football game

Aggie fans can expect over 50 booths representing numerous NMSU groups, as well as businesses and organizations from New Mexico’s agriculture community, at AG Day. The event will feature farm animals, educational exhibits, games, prizes, live music and samples of New Mexico-made food.
Aggie fans can expect over 50 booths representing numerous NMSU groups, as well as businesses and organizations from New Mexico’s agriculture community, at AG Day. The event will feature farm animals, educational exhibits, games, prizes, live music and samples of New Mexico-made food. (Photo courtesy NMDA)

(Las Cruces, New Mexico) – Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 5: The New Mexico Department of Agriculture and New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences are teaming up to host AG Day for the seventh consecutive year.

The family friendly street fair will be held prior to the NMSU vs. Liberty Flames Homecoming football game. AG Day is from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Pan American Center south parking lot adjacent to Aggie Memorial Stadium on the NMSU campus, and admission is free. This year’s AG Day is sponsored by New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau and Farm Bureau Financial Services.

Kickoff for the football game is at 6 p.m.

Aggie fans can expect over 50 booths representing numerous NMSU groups, as well as businesses and organizations from New Mexico’s agriculture community, at AG Day. The event will feature farm animals, educational exhibits, games, prizes, live music and samples of New Mexico-made food.

A highlight of the event is a performance by musician Della Bustamante from 3 to 6 p.m.

The NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program hosted horse rides as an interactive exhibit to young Aggie fans at AG Day 2018.
The NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program hosted horse rides as an interactive exhibit to young Aggie fans at AG Day 2018. (Photo courtesy NMDA)

“This year’s AG Day is sure to bring a wide variety of fun games, great food, amazing music, and plenty of opportunities for kids and adults to learn about New Mexico’s agriculture industry,” said New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte. “I invite all Aggie fans to join us at AG Day, Celebrate NMSU’s homecoming, and cheer on our Aggie football team to victory!”

Aggie fans are also encouraged to attend the NMSU Homecoming parade prior to AG Day from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. along University Avenue. The event is free for all attendees.

Aggie football tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 when you mention “AG Day.” For ticket information, call 575-646-1420.

For more information about AG Day, email bbanks@nmda.nmsu.edu, call 575-646-1864 or visit www.nmda.nmsu.edu. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NMDeptAg and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @NMDeptAg.

The New Mexico Beef Council served beef samples to AG Day attendees at one of the 50 booths at 2018 AG Day.
The New Mexico Beef Council served beef samples to AG Day attendees at one of the 50 booths at 2018 AG Day. (Photo courtesy NMDA)

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