College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) Hosts Annual Open House to Educate and Connect with Statewide Residents

Event ideal for all ages with wagon tours, pumpkin decoration, farm animals, and educational demonstrations and exhibits
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Edwin Remsberg

Ellicott City, MD – The College of AGNR is set to host its annual Open House on October 8 at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center’s, Clarksville Facility, 4240 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Each year, state residents arrive by the thousands to learn how College of AGNR research, academic and extension programs provide intrinsic benefits locally in their home community and daily lives. The annual open house is a key opportunity to visit with representatives from AGNR’s many departments and programs and to experience the College’s reach outside of the classroom and beyond campus to every corner of the state.

Some of the things to see and do at this year’s event:

  • Explore the many AGNR majors and programs

  • See a sampling of the University's dairy and beef animals

  • Learn about and experience birdwatching

  • Find out about butterfly gardening

  • Witness chicks hatching from their eggs

  • Take a wagon tour of the facility

  • Watch 4-H Youth robotics in action

  • Have your gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners

  • Chat with AGNR Extension specialists, faculty and researchers

  • Visit our many other educational exhibits and interactive displays

Young children will receive a passport and a prize for getting it punched at the various educational stations. Middle and high-school students will also receive prizes for successfully completing an educational scavenger hunt. Student organizations will have lunch, snacks and drinks available for purchase.  

Have questions? Visit or call 301-432-2767 x350 for more information.

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