V Bar V Ranch Explorers Day

There will be a demonstrations on preparing and cooking pit barbecue meat and making Dutch oven biscuits.

There will be a demonstrations on preparing and cooking pit barbecue meat and making Dutch oven biscuits.

The University of Arizona V Bar V Ranch headquartered in Rimrock will hold its annual Ranch Explorers Day, Saturday, Aug. 23, at Mahan Park, a forest meadow on the ranch near Happy Jack, where the cowboys gather and wean the V Bar V Ranch calves every fall.

Spend a day at the V Bar V Ranch, learn what the University of Arizona does there, and enjoy a V Bar V Ranch beef pit barbecue lunch with Dutch oven cobbler dessert, while listening to bluegrass music.

Ranch Explorers Day participants may drive to the site or catch a bus in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, or Camp Verde. Transportation is included in the registration fee.

This year's theme for the event is "Using Technology to Enhance Stewardship and Stockmanship." The morning program will include a presentation on the research being done at the Ranch to improve range cattle efficiency and there will be a demonstrations on preparing and cooking pit barbecue meat and making Dutch oven biscuits. In the afternoon, the V Bar V Ranch crew will demonstrate gathering, handling and working cattle.

Cost to attend Ranch Explorers Day is $30 for adults and $15 for students, and includes lunch and the bus ride. Participants may also drive to the site.

To register or for more information call the V Bar V Ranch office in Rimrock at (928) 567-6954, extension 12, or visit http://ag.arizona.edu/aes/vbarv/ranchexplorersday.html. Registration deadline is Aug. 15, 2014.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University of Arizona does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities.

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