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Animals & Agriculture

2016 Young MacDonald’s Farm

Get your farm animal fix at the newly expanded Young MacDonald’s Farm. See always-popular sliding ducks, hatching chicks, alpacas and goats—plus exciting new additions.

Presented by Farm Credit

  Dairy Cow Birthing Center
See newborn calves with their mothers. Enjoy an educational video on their births, and, possibly even see a live delivery!

  Hand Milking
Try your hand at milking a cow! Available every day at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  Milking Parlor
Learn about the nutrients that make up a glass of milk with the Southland Dairy Farmers. They will give four presentations a day featuring cows in their traveling milking parlor. 

  Make and Take
Learn about different Virginia grain products, and make your own grain jar art to take home, with Virginia Tech agricultural economics students.