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Ag Day April 3, 2013

Girl gives dog a kiss on cheek during Ag Day 2012. PHOTO: JENNIFER CRANDELL

PHOTO: JENNIFER CRANDELL

The fifth annual Ag Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 3 at the HUB-Robeson Center, encouraging people to explore the diversity of agriculture firsthand.

“Ag Day is a partnership between the college and college-specific groups to inform students [and others] about what agriculture really is,” says Ag Day co-chairwoman Jeanette Blank, a senior studying agriculture and extension education.

The Ag Student Council and Ag Advocates, undergraduates chosen as ambassadors for the college, host the free event. “We’re proud to keep it going,” Blank says.

Students during Ag Day in Alumni Hall. PHOTO: JENNIFER CRANDELL

PHOTO: JENNIFER CRANDELL

Students and invited organizations, like Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, will present educational displays and answer questions in Alumni Hall. To help teach about livestock industries, farm animals will make an appearance on the HUB lawn. Visitors can expect to see cattle, piglets, baby chicks, birds, and more. 

Berkey Creamery ice cream, a tradition at Ag Day, will be available again this year.