STEPHENVILLE (February 6, 2017) — Calling all racers in search of endorphins and education. Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT), a student agricultural advocacy organization at Tarleton State University, will host the first Farm to Fork Trail and Fun Run on Saturday, March 4.
Tarleton ACT invites runners of all ages and levels to learn more about agriculture while running through the university’s college farm. Before and after the race, participants can learn more about the industry that is feeding and clothing the world.
Race participants will have the opportunity to tour Tarleton’s Southwest Regional Dairy Center and hydrotron. Farm animals and agricultural obstacle course will be available for children of all ages for their chance to experience life on the farm.
Prizes will be awarded to division winners, and all participants will receive breakfast at the end of the race. Participants will receive T-shirts.
“The race is the first of its kind for our community,” said Chandra Andrew, co-advisor of Tarleton ACT. “The idea of the race is to provide an exciting opportunity for families, students and runners to learn about agriculture while getting their exercise. What better place to hold the race than at our college farm and end it with breakfast? It brings the idea of ‘farm to fork’ full circle.”
Proceeds for the event go to the Tarleton ACT to help students attend professional conferences and enhance skills they will need in their careers.
Race-day registration begins at 7:45 a.m. at the Tarleton Agriculture Center (college farm) located the intersection of FM 8 and County Road 518. The trail run begins at 9 a.m.,followed by the fun run.
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow provides Tarleton students with professional development opportunities and field experiences to advocate agriculture to all audiences. The organization encourages students to contribute to the agricultural industry using innovative strategies of communication. Conferences and networking opportunities are available for members of the organization year round. Updates about the Tarleton State University’s chapter of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow can be found at www.facebook.com/tarletonact.