Friday, April 9, 2010
If you ask people in the Rome community where they like to go for some R & R, the answer is often Berry College. People enjoy driving around and looking at the deer, the cows, the ducks, and the beautiful campus. On a sunny weekend Berry is covered with bikers, hikers, lookers and lovers. Berry has acres & acres to explore.
The week of April 12 - 16 is AG week at Berry. This is a great time to come out and see one of the reasons Berry is unique: agriculture. As you drive on campus you can check out the farm equipment. Children love to look at the tractors! The AG department will also provide hands-on experience during the week. Here are a few of the activities:
Monday - come dressed as a cowgirl, cowboy or farmhand for free burgers. Not dressed up, burgers are $1. This is Berry beef! This event is held in the Clara Bowl from 6 - 8 p.m. The Clara Bowl is across from the Ford Complex....you can see the field from the Kindermusik room.
Wednesday - petting zoo. This is a favorite of all ages! At Krannert Center between 11 - 1, you can pet goats, horses, calves, and other farm animals. Krannert is just south of the circle when you enter campus.
Friday - roping games. Come try your hand at roping, as in steers! This is also on the lawn at Krannert between 11 - 1.
Did you know that Berry has an award winning dairy herd? You are invited to see the state of the art milking parlor & watch the process. Milking begins daily at 3:30 p.m. The dairy is past Ford on Rollins Road. Student workers will be feeding the new baby calves at the same time.
See you at Kindermusik, and maybe at the barn!