Discovery Park of America Upgrades Theater to Include State-of-the-art 4K Digital 3D Technology

Discovery Park of America Upgrades Theater to Include State-of-the-art 4K Digital 3D Technology

Union City, Tenn. – Discovery Park of America has begun a project to upgrade the current Starship Theater incorporating a state-of-the-art, laser-illuminated 4K Digital 3D projection system designed and integrated by D3D Cinema.

Included in the upgrade is the latest high-efficiency 40,000-lumen laser projector on the market, an advanced surround-sound system and the ability to show 3-D films which will provide significant new programming capabilities in the theater.

An additional change is the renaming of the theater to “The Discovery Theater.”

“For all of us at Discovery Park, this is more than just new technology and a name change,” said Karl Johnson, Discovery Park of America director of information technology. “The new projection and audio system and the ability to show 3D films gives us a fun, new way to implement our mission to inspire children and adults to see beyond.”

The Discovery Theater will close for the remodel on September 12, 2022 and reopen on October 8, 2022 with the 20-minute version of two award-winning 3D films, “Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D” and “Tiny Giants 3D.”

“Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D” from Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema uses the latest in CGI technology to follow a team of paleoecologists on a quest to understand the southern continent’s profound transformation from a warm and bio-diverse Mesozoic to the frozen desert we know today. “Tiny Giants 3D” from BBC Earth is an adventure film created by the award-winning nature filmmakers Michael Gunton (“Africa, One Life,” “Madagascar”) and Mark Brownlow (“Planet Earth,” “South Pacific”) and narrated by English actor, broadcaster and comedian Stephen Fry.

“Our team is honored by the trust placed in us by Discovery Park to design, integrate and support this important re-imagination of their theater,” said Derek Threinen, D3D’s Senior Vice President of Business Development. “The versatility of this new system will allow Discovery Park to open new worlds of discovery with stunningly-immersive sights and sounds from around the world, and in subjects as diverse as the museum and park itself.”

Photo Caption: Left to right, Discovery Park docent, Alexis Millsaps, greets Ivan Hogan, Levi Hogan, Tiffany Hogan, Fred Hogan and Oliver Hogan, a family visiting Discovery Park from Mississippi, as they enter The Starship Theater to enjoy one of the current films. 

Military History and Armed Forces Symposium 2022 Held at Discovery Park of America

Military History and Armed Forces Symposium 2022 Held at Discovery Park of America

Thousands of children and adults enjoyed the 2022 Military History and Armed Forces Symposium that was held here at Discovery Park April 29 to May 1, 2022. The event featured a variety of programs and interactive activities that explored the past, present and future of the American military. For the first time ever, all branches of the military had representatives at the symposium.

Attendees experienced a number of special guests including Bill Allen, one of the last remaining D-day survivors. You can hear an episode of our podcast recorded earlier with Mr. Allen here. Jennifer Horbelt with WPSD Local 6 also recorded an in-depth interview with Mr. Allen at Discovery Park.

Other special guests participated in panel discussions and presentations on a wide range of topics that included details on how to enter the military, managing a military career and tips to apply after leaving the armed services. Videos and recordings of the panels and conversations will be shared in the coming weeks.

Discovery Park CEO Scott Williams recorded a live episode of “Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast” featuring Kevin Rumley. Kevin went from homeless, drug-addicted veteran to having a master’s degree in social work, performing in numerous bands as a drummer and running the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court, a program that helps divert veteran offenders from prison to community service and recovery.

Music was also a big part of the event with concerts and live performances by Operation Song and the 52nd Regimental String Band. Operation Song empowers veterans, active-duty military members, and their families to tell their stories through the process of songwriting. Their performance at the members only reception on Friday night included songs written after spending time with local veterans David Blincoe and Ray Pollard. In addition to performing at the reception, the string band also provided guests with music and dance instruction at a new event, an early-American folk dance.

A number of historic interpreter groups were on hand inside and out to educate guests on the military of the past and authors of military-related books were here to share their stories from their years in the military.

A Country Divided: Photos from the Civil War,” an exhibit of rare Civil War photos and artifacts, made its world debut at the event and will be on display through May 25, 2022. Designed by Discovery Park’s collections and exhibits team featuring items from the collection of Jason Pate, the exhibit consists of several early photography examples depicting soldiers that either lived in or traveled through Obion County and the surrounding Tennessee/Kentucky region during the Civil War.

The popular Lantern Walk returned to The Settlement with stories and voices from the Civil War. Among the new cast members was Flo Roach who has appeared in films including “The Help.”

New to this year’s symposium was the U.S. Navy “Nimitz” virtual reality experience. Guests had the opportunity to participate in a 360-degree virtual reality view of what it is like to be on a Special Warfare Combatant-Craft crewmen mission in America’s Navy. Outside, guests could also view a Black Hawk helicopter, an M113 armored personnel carrier, Oshkosh M1070 tank transporter tractor unit and more.

Be sure to save the date for the 2023 Military History and Armed Forces Symposium that will be held April 28-29, 2023.

Sponsored by Union City Coca-Cola and Dixie Gun Works.

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Volunteer of the Year: Carol Whitmore

Volunteer of the Year: Carol Whitmore

April 18, 2022 – Discovery Park of America would like to honor 2021 volunteer of the year, Carol Whitmore. She has for years routinely distinguished herself through her ability to blend an educational environment with a unique experience. Carol Whitmore is an accomplished basket weaver who enhances the experiences of guests by practicing her craft in the Settlement.

Discovery Park’s Settlement is an area set aside to show the tools, construction, and way of life that predominated in West Tennessee for a great many years of its history. Guests curious about the past are in for an amazing surprise when they enter the Settlement cabin and see the far-ranging and extremely impressive variety of Carol’s creations and workspace, usually accompanied by the pleasant greeting by Carol herself.

When her work invariably brings out the inquisitiveness in guests, she speaks to patrons and answers their questions with the same diligence, patience and calm attentiveness with which she pursues her craft. Discovery Park of America is pleased to recognize Carol for her outstanding volunteerism, and thank her for making Discovery Park of America a more interesting, friendlier and a more memorable place for staff and guests alike.

Polly Brasher (left), director of education, and Scott Williams (right), president and CEO of Discovery Park, present Carol Whitmore with the 2021 Discovery Park of America Volunteer of the Year award. 

Actress Flo Roach to Join Cast of Lantern Walk as Part of 2022 Military History and Armed Forces Symposium

Actress Flo Roach to Join Cast of Lantern Walk as Part of 2022 Military History and Armed Forces Symposium

April 14, 2022 – Discovery Park of America announced today that actress Flo Roach will join the cast of the Lantern Walk that will be presented on Sat., April 30 at 7:30 p.m. and at 9 p.m. as part of The 2022 Military History and Armed Forces Symposium. Roach has appeared in films including “The Help,” “100 Lives” and “Chapters.” Most recently, you may have seen her in an episode of Bluff City playing to role of a shelter director.

In addition to writing a new portion of the production, she will play the role of a soldier’s mother. Roach joins a talented group of historic interpreters who portray events and share stories from all perspectives of those living in South Western Ky. during the Civil War.

The Lantern Walk features an evening tour through the Settlement at Discovery Park, a collection of hand-hewn log buildings resembling what one might have found in a mid-19th century frontier community. For this special evening event, guests encounter those historic interpreters as they sit around the fire, make themselves comfortable on the front porches or just go about their lives. The audience moves from place to place observing the performances.

Tickets to the Lantern Walk are free but limited and must be reserved in advance here. This event will sell out, so to allow as many guests as possible to enjoy the Lantern Walk, please reserve tickets in only one of the two time slots.

Press Release: Discovery Park of America Adds U.S. Navy “Nimitz” Virtual Reality Experience, Black Hawk Helicopter and Exhibit of Rare Civil War-era photos to the Military History and Armed Forces Symposium 2022

Discovery Park of America Adds U.S. Navy “Nimitz” Virtual Reality Experience, Black Hawk Helicopter and Exhibit of Rare Civil War-era photos to the Military History and Armed Forces Symposium 2022

Union City, Tenn. – Discovery Park of America announced even more military vehicles, the U.S. Navy “Nimitz” Virtual Reality Experience and a never-before-seen exhibit have been added to the 2022 Military History and Armed Forces Symposium. In addition to the rare appearance of a Black Hawk helicopter, guests will be able to experience an M113 armored personnel carrier, Oshkosh M1070 tank transporter tractor unit and more. The 360-degree virtual reality “Nimitz” provides a view of what it’s like to be on a Special Warfare Combatant-Craft crewmen mission in America’s Navy. The Nimitz will be open to visitors 14 and older. All participants must register either onsite or online prior to the event. Guests 17 and younger will need to present a waiver completed by a parent/legal guardian or have completed online registration in advance request a link by emailing education@discoveryparkofamerica.com.

Those with an interest in Civil War-era photos will appreciate “A Country Divided: Photos from the Civil War,” an exhibit of rare Civil War photos and artifacts that is making its world debut at the event and will be on display through May 25, 2022.

Designed by Discovery Park’s collections and exhibits team featuring items from the collection of Jason Pate, it consists of several early photography examples depicting soldiers that either lived in or traveled through Obion County and the surrounding Tennessee/Kentucky region during the Civil War. Guests will learn of the main photography mediums used during this time (ambrotypes, tintypes and cartes de visite) and of the soldiers’ stories that have survived along with their 160-year-old photographic counterparts on display.

Jason Pate, an award-winning educator currently employed with Obion County Schools, is an avid collector and “caretaker” of Civil War history. Using his nationally published collection, Pate has told, and brought to life, the stories of hundreds of Civil War soldiers from both sides of the war.

Sponsored by Union City Coca-Cola and Dixie Gun Works, the Military History and Armed Forces Symposium will also feature presentations from special guests including COL Many-Bears Grinder, USA (Ret), Maj Gen Tommy H. Baker and Kevin Rumley, USMC just to name a few. Guests will also experience historical interpreters and period musicians throughout the museum and park.

The popular Lantern Walk returns now representing stories and voices from the Civil War-era from a multitude of perspectives. The members-only reception will feature entertainment provided by Operation Song and an early-American folk dance with live music and dance instruction provided by the 52nd Regimental String Band. The band will also be performing during a church service held on Sunday morning. Friday’s events have been designed with students in mind and will provide both military- and history-related content perfect for school groups.

All the programs, panel discussions and other events during the symposium are included with park admission or membership. Tickets to the Lantern Walk, members-only reception and an early-American folk dance are free but limited and must be reserved at discoveryparkofamerica.com/event/military.

All active military, veterans, their guests and student groups receive free admission all three days of the event. Group leaders wanting to request scholarships for student groups should email Sheridan Wells at education@discoveryparkofamerica.com or call 731-599-1132.

For a full list of events and biographies on the special guests, visit discoveryparkofamerica.com/event/military.

Photo Caption: The U.S. Navy “Nimitz” Virtual Reality Experience will be on display during the Military History and Armed Forces Symposium 2022.

Photo Caption: Images from the Civil War-era using an ambrotype, tintype, and carte de visite as the photography mediums.

Exhibit of Civil War-era photos Premieres at Discovery Park’s Military History and Armed Forces Symposium

Exhibit of Civil War-era photos Premieres at Discovery Park’s Military History and Armed Forces Symposium

April 13, 2022 – “A Country Divided: Photos from the Civil War” premieres at Discovery Park’s Military History and Armed Forces Symposium on April 29, 2022 and will be on display at the museum through May 25, 2022.

Designed by Discovery Park’s collections and exhibits team featuring items from the collection of Jason Pate, it consists of several early photography examples depicting soldiers that either lived in or traveled through Obion County and the surrounding Tennessee/Kentucky region during the Civil War. Guests will learn of the main photography mediums used during this time (ambrotypes, tintypes, and carte de visite) and of the soldiers’ stories that have survived along with their 160-year-old photographic counterparts on display.

Jason Pate, an award-winning educator currently employed with Obion County Schools, is an avid collector and “caretaker” of Civil War history. Using his nationally published collection, Pate has told, and brought to life, the stories of hundreds of Civil War soldiers from both sides of the war. He also serves his community as the youth pastor at Woodland Mills First Baptist Church.

Discovery Park of America Exhibit Featuring Self-taught Sculptor Hattie Marshall-Duncan to Open with a Members-only Reception with the Artist

Discovery Park of America Exhibit Featuring Self-taught Sculptor Hattie Marshall-Duncan to Open with a Members-only Reception with the Artist

Union City, Tenn.– Discovery Park of America will be open to the public May 27 to Oct. 24, 2022.

Art in the exhibit is on loan from a variety of collectors including the West Tennessee Regional Art Center (WTRAC) in Humboldt, Tenn., Tom & O.E. Stigall Ethnic Library and Museum in Humboldt, Tenn., Arts in McNairy in Selmer, Tenn. and the private collection of Joanna and Shawn Pitts. Marshall-Duncan is also providing pieces for the exhibit, including several that have never before been displayed publicly.

Marshall-Duncan has exhibited work in many galleries, including the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, the West Tennessee Regional Arts Center in Humboldt, the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, the Latta Theater in Selmer and the Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center in Selmer. She was the recipient of the 2019 Tennessee Governor’s Folklife Heritage Award. Marshall-Duncan was also recently chosen to participate as a master artist in Tennessee’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, an initiative created to preserve rare and endangered art forms.

“At Discovery Park, we strive to share the visual arts with our guests and to encourage public interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee,” said Jennifer Wildes, senior collections and exhibits director for Discovery Park. “Hattie’s work certainly allows us to do that, and I look forward to sharing this special exhibit.”

“Southern Artist Showcase: Hattie Marshall-Duncan” will be on display May 27 to Oct. 27, 2022 and is free with park admission or membership.

Photo caption: Jennifer Wildes, senior collections and exhibits director for Discovery Park of America, gathering pieces for the “Southern Artist Showcase: Hattie Marshall-Duncan”

Press Release: Discovery Park of America Celebrates Ag Day 2022

Discovery Park of America Celebrates Ag Day 2022

Union City, Tenn.— Although it was a rainy day that required many of the activities to move indoors, a crowd of more than 1,200 attended Discovery Park’s celebration of National Ag Day 2022 that took place at the museum and heritage park on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Among those in attendance were 13 student groups from throughout the region who received free admission thanks to the Kirkland Scholarship Fund. Students from all K-12 schools with 50% of the students qualifying for free or reduced lunches qualify for scholarships that pay for 100% of the ticket price to visit Discovery Park.

During the event, representatives from Discovery Park and Farm Credit Mid-America marked the beginning of construction of the Farm Credit Mid-America Education Pavilion and greenhouses that will open at Discovery Park later in the year.

During opening remarks, Scott Williams, Discovery Park’s president and CEO, shared that Discovery Park’s board and leadership felt a greenhouse was an obvious addition to the park. “With our 50 acres of landscaped grounds, our European, American and Japanese gardens and our new exhibit, “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival,” a greenhouse just makes sense,” he said. “In the coming years, our talented grounds crew and education team will be hosting many classes and events at the Farm Credit Mid-America Education Pavilion and greenhouses. This will also give our guests an opportunity to observe the work being done by our grounds crew.”

After additional remarks from Tim Williams, senior vice president of ag lending for Farm Credit Mid-America, Scott Williams introduced nine students who have excelled in agriculture in various ag-related clubs and organizations. After a countdown from those in attendance, the students planted wildflowers in flower pots that were on the stage.

Also at the event was Haley Wheeler, Miss Kentucky 2022, who assisted in agriculture safety protocol demonstrations. Wheeler serves as the official spokesperson for the Kentucky Proud initiative.

For a complete list of all companies and organizations that participated in National Ag Day 2022 at Discovery Park of America, visit Discoveryparkofamerica.com/blog.

Organizations and individuals may give a gift to support the building of the greenhouses, and donations may be made in memory or honor of a friend or loved one. Those who give a gift of $100 or more will be included on the sponsorship wall as a “Green Thumb” supporter. Those interested in supporting Discovery Park’s greenhouse project can make a gift on Discovery Park’s website or by contacting Mary Nita Bondurant at mbondurant@discoveryparkofamerica.com.

Educators interested in more information about planning a group visit or accessing funds from the scholarship should email education@discoveryparkofameriva.com or call Sheridan at 731-599-1132.

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Download a video package of the day’s events here.

Photo Caption: Students from various schools helping mark the beginning of construction of The Farm Credit Mid-America Education Pavilion and greenhouses. Back row, l to r: Tim Williams, senior vice president of ag lending for Farm-Credit Mid-America, Wyatt Cunningham, Kendall Crabtree, Taylor Cantrell, Scott Williams, CEO and president for Discovery Park of America, Remi Gardner, Cassie Lewis, Haley Wheeler, Miss Kentucky, Jason Matthews, Caleb McClure, Autumn Smith and Andrew Melton, regional vice president for Farm Credit Mid-America. Front row: Suni Ray Wright.

Photo Caption: Suni Ray Wright from Union City Elementary enjoying the farm animals brought to Ag Day by Hooker Farms.

 Photo Caption: Representatives from Nutrien Ag Solutions, Tyler Hopper and Misha Sams, speaking with students at Discovery Park for Ag Day 2022.

Discovery Park Celebrates National Ag Day 2022

Discovery Park Celebrates National Ag Day

March 24, 2022 – Despite it being a rainy day that moved many of the activities indoors, a crowd of more than 1,200 attended our National Ag Day Celebration on March 22. Among those in attendance were 13 student groups throughout the region that received free admission thanks to the Kirkland Scholarship Fund and were able to participate in the activities of the day.

More than 25 ag-related businesses and organizations had booths with information, hands-on activities and giveaways for guests to enjoy. The vendors and booths at the event included:

During the event, representatives from Discovery Park and Farm Credit Mid-America marked the beginning of construction of the Farm Credit Mid-America Education Pavilion and Greenhouses that will open on the grounds later in the year.

After additional remarks from Tim Williams, senior vice president of ag lending for Farm Credit Mid-America, Williams introduced nine students, Wyatt Cunningham, Kendall Crabtree, Taylor Cantrell, Remi Gardner, Cassie Lewis, Haley Wheeler, Jason Matthews, Caleb McClure, Autumn Smith and Suni Ray Wright, who have excelled in agriculture in various ag-related clubs and organizations. After a countdown, the students planted wildflowers in flower pots that were on stage.

Also in attendance was Haley Wheeler, Miss Kentucky 2022, who assisted in ag safety protocol demonstrations. Wheeler serves as the spokesperson for the Kentucky Proud initiative.

A full album of photos can be found on our Flickr page.

Press Release: Discovery Park of America Announces Lineup for 2022 Outdoor Concert Series, ‘Rhythm on the Rails’

Discovery Park of America Announces Lineup for 2022 Outdoor Concert Series, ‘Rhythm on the Rails’

Union City, Tenn.— Discovery Park of America has announced the lineup for the 2022 outdoor summer concert series, “Rhythm on the Rails,” that will begin on Fri., May 6 with a performance by American Idol runner up, Clark Beckham.

“Having an outdoor summer music series near the Depot is perfect because families can enjoy the south side of the park, fish in our lake, enjoy food trucks and listen to live music from artists in our region,” said Lauren Jones, director of events at the park. “With three new hotels right next door, this is also an opportunity for those who are from out of town to come for the weekend and visit Discovery Park on Saturday.”

Families are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs and fishing gear. The gate near the Train Depot will open at 5:30 p.m., and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thanks to the support of our partners, admission is free.

The headliners for the concert series are:

May 06: Clark Beckham

May 13: The WannaBeatles

May 20: Seeing Red 

May 27: Terry Mike Jeffrey Elvis Tribute Show and Mostly Locust

June 03: The ShotGunbillys

June 10: Ghost Town Blues Band

June 17: Johnny Mac

June 24: The Tyler Goodson Band

Several other bands will be performing throughout the music series, including Pacer Pans; Brent Hinson and Matt Crosson; Angela Hollowell; Steve Short and Keith Brown; Olivia Faye; and Tips in the Jar with John & Harrison Fry.

Information on booking one of the hotels next door to Discovery Park can be found at discoveryparkofamerica.com/visit.

“Rhythm on the Rails” is sponsored by Blue Bank ResortWilliams Sausage and The Citizens Bank.

For more information, visit discoveryparkofamerica.com/rhythm.

Photo Caption: Schedule of headliners for the 2022 Rhythm on the Rails Concert Series

Reelfoot Lake Designated One of Tennessee’s Bill Dance Signature Lakes 2022

Reelfoot Lake Designated One of Tennessee’s Bill Dance Signature Lakes

March 23, 2022 – Joann and Kerry Spear rolled out the hospitality red-carpet at the Boat House Restaurant in Samburg, Tenn. for a special gathering at Reelfoot Lake. Dennis Tumlin, chief customer officer for the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development briefed area stakeholders about plans for the lake, Just 30 miles west of Discovery Park, to be designated one of Tennessee’s Bill Dance Signature Lakes.

Bill Dance lives in Memphis, Tenn. and is considered the most-recognized fisherman of all time thanks to more than 2,000 airings of “Bill Dance Outdoors” that has been airing since 1968. In addition to the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, he is also a member of the National Freshwater Hall of Fame, the IGFA Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

Tumlin outlined the new $15.4-million-dollar initiative to increase fishing tourism across the state of Tennessee.  Funding has been approved and a 1.9-million-dollar marketing plan is in the works that includes $400,000 for Interstate signage.  Tumlin said the best interstate exits will be identified and there will be “large brown and white signs marking the exit to Reelfoot Lake.”  Other funds have been earmarked for improvements at the 17 Tennessee lakes in this project, including upgrading loading ramps and installing bathrooms in locations like Kirby’s Pocket in Samburg.

This development will impact Discovery Park as many of those who fish, hunt or birdwatch on Reelfoot Lake also include a visit to the museum and heritage park in Union City in their itinerary.

“We have the ability to communicate directly with the 900,000 people who hold fishing licenses in Tennessee, and an additional 10 million more who live in contiguous states,” Tumlin shared.  “We plan to bring lots of new fishing tourism dollars into state with this initiative.”

Frank Fiss, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Chief of Fisheries in Tennessee, spoke a bit about adding a few additional entry points into Reelfoot and steps that TWRA is taking to control the population of Asian Carp at Reelfoot.

A Tennessee Parks representative shared that plans are already underway for a new campground at Reelfoot Lake and increased parking at Kirby’s Pocket.  She said that there is a dream to build a walking trail and a pavilion, as well.

Tumlin closed the meeting by encouraging city and county government officials to use any hotel/motel tax collected for the promotion of tourism in the county.  “You might be tempted to put this money in the general fund to buy a police car or fire engine, but I encourage you to see the bigger picture,” Tumlin said.  “If you reinvest these dollars that came straight from tourists back into tourism, you’ll collect enough tax dollars to buy two or three police cars or firetrucks.”

Those in attendance represented TWRA, Tennessee State Parks, tourism professionals, Reelfoot Lake guides and government officials.

To plan your trip through Tennessee on your way to or from Discovery Park, visit TNVacation.com.

Press Release: Miss Kentucky 2022, Haley Wheeler, Added to Ag Day 2022 at Discovery Park of America

Miss Kentucky 2022, Haley Wheeler, Added to Ag Day 2022 at Discovery Park of America

Union City, Tenn.— Haley Wheeler, Miss Kentucky 2022, has been added to the schedule of events for Ag Day 2022 at Discovery Park of America on March 22. She will be assisting in ag safety protocol demonstrations with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Turtle PlasticsTennessee AgrAbility and the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads.

Wheeler serves as the official spokesperson for the Kentucky Proud initiative.

Joining Wheeler will be Dale Dobson, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s safety administrator, who will be spotlighting road safety with a tractor demonstration. He will also be educating those in attendance about grain safety using Turtle Plastics’ Turtle Tube Grain Bin Rescue Sleeve. The rescue sleeve is one of the items on display in Discovery Park’s exhibit, “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival.”

“I am so excited about the opportunity to share the message of farm safety with those at Discovery Park for Ag Day,” said Dobson. “Because our demonstrations are unique, we frequently hear they make a big impact on those who see them.”

Also participating in the event are more than 25 other organizations, educators and individuals who will be sharing the impact of agriculture and potential careers in the field with the hundreds of students planning to attend.

Attendees are also invited to the ground-breaking ceremony of Farm Credit Mid-America Education Pavilion and Greenhouses that will take place that day at 11 a.m.

Students in groups will receive free admission to Ag Day 2022. For more information, email education@discoveryparkofameriva.com or call Sheridan at 731-599-1132.

Photo Caption: Miss Kentucky 2022, Haley Wheeler