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Texas Farm, Ranch, and Wildlife Expo aims to educate guests

By Chelsea Humphrey, chumphrey@ktxs.com
Published On: Feb 18 2014 06:13:09 PM CST
Texas Farm, Ranch, Wildlife Expo
ABILENE, Texas -

The Texas Farm, Ranch, and Wildlife Expo wants to draw in people from all over the Big Country to show them how important agriculture is.

Jason Gibson, Chair of the Ag Committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce helped to organize the event this year and wants non-agricultural people to feel welcome too.

"A big challenge for us and a goal is to educate and to promote agricultural awareness," said Gibson.

The Abilene Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting the event with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service.

Together they want to show people more about the industry that brings in more than $891 million.

The Women's Fair was also held Tuesday and strives to reach as many as possible.

They do this with door prizes, diabetes education, and interior design.

"We try to provide programming that will be of interest to a lot of different people but it's a good time to sneak a little education in on a lot of fun topics" said Jane Rowan, Taylor County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences.

The Farm, Ranch, and Wildlife Expo continues Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.

Events Wednesday include a Chamber of Commerce luncheon that will honor the Farm Family of the Year and feature Bob Phillips with the Texas Country Reporter.

Various seminars will also be held, you can find more information here, http://abilenechamber.com/programs/signature-events/texas-farm-ranch-wildlife-expo/.