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Farm Animal Days -2025

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

DATE: Wednesday. April 16 through Friday, April 18, 2025

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.


Daily Activities Include (each day)

  • Animals to see: Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Beef Cow/calf, Dairy Cow, Horses, Poults
  • Pardoned Turkeys, Chocolate and Chip
  • Tractors on display
  • Molly the Cow and Porky the Pig
  • Informational presentations at the Dairy Advantage Trailer
  • Grass area for picnic
  • Free Ice Cream!
  • Displays from Jr. Wolfpack Club, NC Cattlemen’s Association, NC Pork Council, NC Small Grain Growers, Wake County Farm Bureau, NC Egg Association, NC Soybean Producers, NC Sweet Potato Growers, Yates Mill Association
  • One hour is sufficient to see all the exhibits.

Support Farm Animal Days Now!

Farm Animal Days is brought to you by the departments of Animal Science, Poultry Science and Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University. The event 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.

To Support Farm Animal Days, visit:

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.
  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.
  5. Can I bring my Pet? No, absolutely no outside animals other than service animals are allowed at the event.

Farm Animal Days Sponsors

Signature Sponsor

  • Wake County Farm Bureau
  • Got to Be NC

Gold Sponsor

  • NC Egg Association

Silver Sponsors Gold Sponsor

  • The Dairy Alliance
  • Jr. Wolfpack Club
  • NC Cattlemen’s Association
  • NC State Animal Science Club
  • NC Soybean Producer’s Association
Bronze Sponsors
  • NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc.
  • NC Pork Council
  • NC State Poultry Science Club

On-Site support is welcomed from our visitors to Farm Animals Days! Or visit

Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory
Physical Address: 4505 Mid-Pines Rd
Raleigh, NC

Written By

Brent Jennings, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBrent JenningsExtension Associate Call Brent Email Brent Animal Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Page Last Updated: 1 month ago
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