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Crowds gather at Ag Day

April 30, 2014 — Ag Day 2014 featured beautiful weather, great entertainment, a variety of agricultural and natural resource exhibits and the unexpected birth of a baby calf on the University of Delaware farm. 

The theme of this year’s Ag Day was “Feed the World. Protect the Planet.” As part of that mission, the Ag Day planning committee arranged to have the Food Bank of Delaware truck on hand to collect donations from the community. At the end of the day, the Food Bank had received 395 pounds of donated items. 

Another participant that helped promote the cause of feeding the world and protecting the planet was Brae’s Brown Bags, a public charity created by Braeden Mannering when he was nine years old. Mannering, now 10, provides brown bags to those in need that include water, healthy snacks and a personal message that includes contact information to important resources in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

In addition to these two exhibits, those gathered at the 39th Ag Day were able to take in over 80 exhibits and witness a variety of demonstrations, including a beehive, free-flight bird show, tree climbing exhibition, live bands featuring UD faculty and professionals, and more at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) facilities.