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Attn Homeschoolers: National Agricultural Hall of Fame Opens 2012 Season
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 07:34:50 AM »
Hall of Fame Opens 2012 Season with Full Calendar of Events; great for homeschoolers.

With a full calendar of special events and regular visiting hours throughout the summer, The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame (NACHOF) near Kansas City, Kan., opens for the 2012 season on April 19.

“As spring approaches, we are ready for the new season of sharing about the importance of agriculture in daily life,” said Cathi Hahner, NACHOF director. “We invite everyone to learn more about where food comes from and experience our one-of-a-kind features such as historic machinery, farming related exhibits or exploring FarmTown USA.”

Annually, thousands of visitors tour the museums and grounds to escape into the past to learn about the role of agriculture and share time with family and friends on the 164 acre site next to Legends Outlet Mall and Kansas Speedway in Bonner Spring, Kan.

“We are thrilled to offer a full line-up of events with seasonal favorites like spring Barnyard Babies for families and children, as well as the fall Linemans’ Rodeo featuring worldwide electric workers,” Hahner said.

2012 events in the NACHOF schedule include Barnyard Babies on April 28; Tractor Cruise on May 5; Touch-A-Truck on June 9; Tractor Daze on July 14; Car Show on July 28; International Lineman's Rodeo on October 13; Trick or Treat on the Farm on October 27.

These educational and community events promote all entities of agriculture to a mostly suburban and urban audience.

“As we say, ‘if you eat, you are involved in agriculture,’” Board President Dale Warman said. “Although we are chartered by Congress, we are not supported by any state or federal entity, so we rely only on dues, donations, facility rental and visitor fees from our supporters. We hope to expand that number in the upcoming season with our educational programs and special projects that will focus on agriculture today and its' future.” 

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The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame was chartered by the 86th Congress and signed by President Eisenhower in 1960 to serve as “The National Museum of Agriculture and a Memorial to Farming Leaders.” The 164-acre museum complex features the Agricultural Hall of Fame, Museum of Farming, National Farmers’ Memorial, Poultry Museum, Educational Gardens, Rural Art Gallery, Temporary Exhibit Gallery and FarmTown USA, a re-created early 1900s farming community which includes a farmstead, one-room school, blacksmith shop, depot and more. A narrow-guage miniature train runs around the town.  The 200-seat Rural Electric Conference Theater, Smith Event Barn and park-like grounds are ideal for community, corporate and private events.

The NACHOF is at 913-721-1075 or info@aghalloffame.com. The website is at http://www.aghalloffame.com/index.aspx.

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Cathi Hahner
Executive Director
National Agricultural Hall of Fame
630 Hall of Fame Drive
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
913-721-1075
913-721-1202 - Fax
chahner@aghalloffame.com
www.AgHallofFame.com