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.