2014 Ag Roundup set for Sept. 27 before Auburn homecoming game

Published: September 18, 2014
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University head basketball coach Bruce Pearl will be among the hundreds of Auburn fans stopping by Ag Heritage Park homecoming Saturday, Sept. 27, for the 2014 Fall Roundup and Taste of Alabama Agriculture. The event will open at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 2 p.m., one hour before kickoff for the Auburn – Louisiana Tech football game.

Pearl will officially welcome Ag Roundup attendees at 11 a.m. at the park’s Alabama Farmers Pavilion and then mingle with the crowd and taste some of the dozens of food items guaranteed to be on the Roundup menu. The pavilion is located at 620-A S. Donahue Drive, near Ag Heritage Park’s entrance.

This is the 35th year that the Auburn Agricultural Alumni Association and the College of Agriculture have co-sponsored Ag Roundup as a way to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of agriculture and its major impact on Alabama’s economy. Often called the biggest tailgate party on the Auburn campus, Ag Roundup offers samples of a multitude of Alabama-grown and/or -processed food products, from grilled sausage, fried catfish and boiled peanuts to collards greens cornbread and ice cream.

Ag Roundup admission is $5 per person, payable at the gate. Children 6 and under are admitted free.

In addition to the abundance of food, Ag Roundup includes children’s activities, informative displays and silent and live auctions that raise money for College of Agriculture scholarships. The live auction will open at 11:30 a.m.

Special musical entertainment at this year’s event will be provided by up-and-coming singer/songwriter Jessie Lynn Nichols of Prattville, a sophomore majoring in agricultural communications at Auburn.

This year’s Ag Roundup corporate sponsors include John Deere, SunSouth LLC, TriGreen Equipment, Snead Ag Supply and Milo’s Tea Co.

For more about Ag Roundup, or to donate auction items or reserve exhibit space, contact Amanda Martin at amanda.martin@auburn.edu.

Ag Heritage Park is located on South Donahue Drive, between Lem Morrison Drive and West Samford Avenue.

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