NC State Extension

Farm Animal Days 2017


Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
North Carolina State University

WHEN: March 29-31, 2017
Wednesday through Friday

TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(least busy times are 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

WHERE: NC State University
Beef Educational Unit
4505 Mid Pines Rd.
(2 miles south of I-40)

WHAT: Farm Animal Days gives children a chance to see and touch farm animals and learn about agriculture; tractors will also be on display. The event is designed for school field trips (pre-school through first grade). Families and individuals are still welcome to attend.


Visit (We are no longer accepting responses for the March 2017 event.)

Daily Activities Include (each day)

  • Practice roping for the kids.
  • Touch the animals: chicks, turkeys, ducks, pigs, sheep, and goats
  • Other animals to see: Beef Cow/calf, Dairy Cow, Horses
  • Tractors on display
  • Molly the Cow and Porky the Pig
  • Grass area for picnic
  • Free Ice Cream!
  • Jr. Wolfpack Club
  • Daily Presentations
    • At 10, 11, 12, and 1 each day we will have a short presentation (approximately 15-20 minutes) about animal agriculture. This will be an informal program for kids to learn from our NCSU Employees, Local Producers, and Students about Farm Animals
  • One hour is sufficient to see all the exhibits.

Support Farm Animal Days Now!

Link to make a tax deductible gift.

map of Raleigh area highwaysFarm Animal Days is brought to you by the departments of Animal Science, Poultry Science and Food Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and is hosted by the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory.

If you have special needs or are a person with a disability or desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please call 919.515.4467 at least two weeks before the event to request accommodations.

Register for Farm Animal Days

Question and Answer

  1. I would like to bring my family, do I have to register?
    No, you do not have to register prior to your arrival. Just show up.
  2. I signed up and can not remember what day I put on the form?
    No worries, come whenever you would like. Just check in at the registration table when you arrive at the event and we can make the corrections.
  3. Do you offer this event on the weekend, or other times of the year?
    No, we hold this event once a year. It is always open from 9-2 on Wednesday through Friday.
  4. How much does it cost?
    This event is completely free.


Gold Sponsor
Wake County Farm Bureau

Silver Sponsors
NCSU Animal Science Club
NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc.
NC Farm Bureau Federation, Inc.
NC State’s Howling Cow Ice Cream

Bronze Sponsors
AgCarolina Financial
NC Agribusiness Council, Inc.

NC Dairy Producers Association
NC Egg Association, Inc.
NC Pork Council

Dr. Frank D. Sargent

Physical Address:

4505 Mid-Pines Rd
Raleigh, NC

Questions? Call 919.515.2755

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