Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Platteville hosted the third annual Ag Day on Campus on April 29. This year’s theme was “Pioneering the Future of Agriculture” in correspondence with UW-Platteville’s School of Agriculture celebrating their 100 year anniversary. We had beautiful weather. I was excited by the turnout of not only the School of Agriculture organizations, but also the variety of students from across campus that stopped by to check out the event.
On the west lawn of campus, student organizations including Sigma Alpha Sorority, Alpha Gama Rho Fraternity, Ag Business Club, Collegiate FFA, Alpha Zeta, NAMA (National Agri-Marketing Association), CERES Women’s Fraternity, Horticulture Club, Agronomy Club, Dairy Club, as well as Grant, Iowa and Lafayette County Farm Bureaus had interactive booths set up promoting their facet of agriculture.
Besides the activity tables, Collegiate Farm Bureau member Josh Huber also hosted sheep shearing demonstrations throughout the day that were a huge hit. Josh was happy to answer any questions that viewers had. He was excited to share why shearing sheep is important, what different breeds of sheep are raised for and what a fleece of wool actually looks like.
Collegiate Farm Bureau members also sold walking tacos and t-shirts to raise funds for our chapter and hosted an “InstAGram” photo booth where students could stop and take pictures.
As our year comes to an end, Ethan Olson our chapter president reflected on his year.
“I couldn’t have asked to work with a better officer team and members of Collegiate Farm Bureau. They look forward to the future of agriculture and helping to build up not only our chapter, but the state and national Farm Bureau organizations.”
Brianna Reynolds is the incoming president. She would like to see the new officer team get even more involved with community service and build upon the current events we already have established.
Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Platteville couldn’t be more pleased with how our event went and our year. We had a beautiful day, great participation and new attractions which we hope to continue and grow in the upcoming years.
We’d like to thank our sponsors listed below for all of their continued support of our chapter and this event: Kamps Farms, Clare Bank, Premier Cooperative, Platteville Vet Clinic, Frontier-Servco FS, Badgerland Financial, Livingston State Bank, Mound City Bank, Lafayette, Grant and Iowa County Farm Bureau and CHS Inc.
Collegiate Farm Bureau members are excited to be the future of agriculture and we couldn’t succeed without your support of our programs. Thank you.
Photos for this post courtesy of UW-Platteville.
Emma Heser is a member of the Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Platteville. She is the past Ag in the Classroom Chair and a very active member of the chapter. This fall will be Emma’s last semester on campus before she heads out to student teach and become and agriculture teacher and FFA advisor.
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