April 13-15
Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
North Carolina State University

WHEN: 2016 dates April 13-15
Wednesday through Friday (rain or shine)

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)
  • Practice roping for the kids.
  • Touch the animals: chicks, turkeys, ducks, pigs, sheep, goats, and rabbits
  • Other animals to see: Beef Cow/calf, Dairy Cow, Horses
  • Tractors on display
  • Molly the Cow
  • Grass area for picinic
  • Free Ice Cream!
  • Jr. Wolfpack Club
  • Daily Presentations
    • At 10, 11, 12, and 1 each day we will have a short presentation(approxametly 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!"

Farm 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 paticipate in this activity, please call 919.515.4467 at least two weeks before the event to request accommodations.

2016 Registration Form



Teacher/contact person


Number of students attending:
Number of adults:

Date you plan to attend:

Time you plan to attend:

Type of transportation

Please verify your registration at the registration desk when you arrive.


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

QUESTIONS: 919.515.2755