This past weekend I had the privilege of volunteering at the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days. And a couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post leading up to Aggie Days called Bees, Beets, Beans and More. If you missed it, check it out here. Aggie Days, a free agricultural adventure for all ages, brings the farm to the city helping connect urban families with agriculture.
On Saturday I hosted the winners of the Aggie Days Facebook contest. We gave the young family a guided tour of the event including hands-on participation in cow milking, learning how to be an auctioneer, front row seats for story time with the Calgary Mayor and much more. I also answered their ag-related questions including the popular, “Does chocolate milk come from brown cows?”
I had a great time at my first Aggie Days and I thank the organizers for welcoming me onto the social media committee. There’s nothing I love more than teaching adults and children about where their food comes from.
Here are some photos I captured during Aggie Days!
I love Aggie Days. My grandpa has worked it for years as part of the Alberta Beef booth. Sounds like a cool contest.
That’s awesome, Crystal! I had a great time and I’m hoping to participate again next year. Thanks for reading!