Ag Roundup!

     Ag Heritage Park will be the scene of a super-sized tailgate party Saturday,Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon as the Auburn Universiry College of Agriculture, the AU Agricultural Alumni Association and a first-ever corporate sponsor farm-equipment giant John Deere-team up to host the 29th annual Taste of Alabama and Fall Ag Roundup. 
     The event has, become an Auburn homecoming day tradition, annually drawing 1,500 to 2,000 Tiger fans who have learned that for a mere $5 admission fee for individuals 6 and up, they can get their fill of a bounty of food items grown and/or processed in Alabama-from fried chicken strips, grilled goat sausage and farm-raised shrimp to boiled peanuts, Satsuma oranges and collard greens. A major hit last year was homemade peach and blackberry ice creams, made with peaches and berries produced at the Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton.
     In addition to food, Ag Roundup offers musical entertainment; visits from Aubie and the Auburn cheerleaders; exhibits from academic departments, student organizations and commodity or agribusiness groups; and loads of children’s activities. There also will be live and silent auctions offering dozens of top-quality goods to the highest bidders. Proceeds from the auctions go to fund scholarships for deserving students in the College of Agriculture.
     John Deere, as corporate sponsor, is also donating $10,000 to fund scholarships in the College of Ag.
     Ag Heritage Park is located on Samford Avenue, just across from the AU Athletic Complex and only tWO blocks from Jordan-Hare Stadium. For the homecoming game, Auburn will take on University of Tennessee Martin. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.
     For more information on this year’s Taste of Alabama and Ag Roundup, contact Elaine Rollo at 334-844-3204 or rollome@auburn.edu.

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