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Donnell Farm “Flying High” This Fall to Keep Education Farm Fresh

Monday, September 29, 2014 | 09:04am

NASHVILLE – Donnell Century Farm near Jackson is hosting a special Pick Tennessee Products media day on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to showcase their new features and activities for the fall. 

“This Tuesday, all the media attending will experience a real bird’s eye view of our corn maze through drone cameras,” farm operator Rose Ann Donnell said. “Pig races will have everyone squealing, and you can be photographed decorated with fun props from our farm scene for a funny keepsake. Everyone will be a taste tester at the kettle corn popping demonstration.” 

Media opportunities include interviews, photographs, and videotaping with the Donnell family, field trip teachers, students and families.

Donnell says, “Education is extremely important, especially in agriculture where most people take for granted where food and fiber comes from. We open our farm to visitors to give them the opportunity to experience agriculture firsthand. Our school field trips are hands on. Kids participate in farm activities, then ‘sell’ their farm goods at a ‘farmers market’ for their snacks.”

“Our small corn maze features Spookley, the square pumpkin. In this maze, children have fun and also receive an anti-bullying message.”

“We have activities for the entire family including a pumpkin train to our pick-your-own pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, pig races, and monster slide. We also have a soybean maze and cotton maze. If you are looking for a wholesome place to learn about agriculture, then Donnell Century Farm is the place.”

At each Pick Tennessee Products Media Day, participating media can interview farmers and area officials in attendance, get footage and photographs of visitors and receive a “goody bag” including digital images and information about local foods and farms.

Find more autumn agritourism activities now at www.picktnproducts.org or with the free Pick Tennessee Mobile App. The Pick Tennessee mobile app allows users to search by item, like “apples,” by region of the state, or season. The mobile app then provides directions to the chosen location through direct GPS mapping. Follow Pick Tennessee Products on Facebook and Twitter.

Who:  All media are invited. Local officials are also encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided; RSVP to Pamela Bartholomew, Tennessee Department of Agriculture Agritourism Coordinator, at Pamela.Bartholomew@tn.gov or 615-837-5348.

Time:  Media day activities will begin at 11 a.m. local time on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Where:  Donnell Century Farm Adventure
Rose Ann & Billy Donnell
Spring Creek Community
3720 Highway 70 East
Jackson, TN 38305 (Madison County)

Phone:  (731) 424-4526 or (731) 695-2523

E-mail:  roseanndonnell@gmail.com

Web:  http://www.donnellcenturyfarm.com

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