Calgary, AB -- The Calgary Stampede's Aggie Days are back and bigger than ever. It returns for its 49th year, and it is expected to draw in over 40,000.

Aggie Days is aimed at people from urban areas to learn about life on the farm and where their food comes from; it's an excellent rural showcase for producers to educate Albertans and their kids about the agriculture industry. Kids can safely meet a wide variety of farm animals, including pigs.

In addition to agriculture education, the public can enjoy many interactive activities like cow milking, sheep shearing, livestock auctioneering, the corn maze, and more.

Members from Alberta Pork and the Swine Committee are representing the pork industry at Aggie Days; don’t hesitate to come and visit if you are in the area!

Only students and their teachers can attend for first three days of the event while gates are open to the public on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9.