Ag Day to bring cows, sheep, and combines to campus

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Kristina Heflin, Staff Writer

If you happen to be wandering campus on Friday, April 20, do not be alarmed if you run into some sheep, cows, combines, and more than a few agriculture students.  It’s just the annual Ag Day, hosted by the Dordt College Ag Club.

This event is open to the community as well as Dordt students.  High school students will also be there to participate in the livestock judging contest, and elementary students have the opportunity to participate in several learning experiences.

The day is entirely run by Dordt ag students and faculty.  Throughout the day, Ag 105 students will be giving safety presentations that they developed in class, and the Ag 101 students will be showing off the calves and lambs they have been raising for the past few weeks.  The pre-vet students will also be conducting demonstrations with assistance from local veterinarians.

Games will take place during the modified community hour, at 1:00 pm.  They include round bale rolling, hay bucking, and a costume relay.  There will be male and female divisions, and there are cash prizes for first place.

For the first time this year, Dordt students will also be able to compete in the livestock judging contest.  This will happen at the same time as the high school contest at 11:00 am.  Cash prizes and a plaque are offered for this as well.

The Dordt Ag Club is looking forward to sharing their passions with their fellow students, so stop on by to pet the lambs, sit in the combines, grab lunch, or just cheer your friends on in the games.  But most of all, have fun!

The following is a schedule of events for the day:

  • 10:30 am – Registration for games begins
  • 11:00 am – College/high school livestock judging contest begins
  • 11:30 am-1:00 pm – Lunch served
  • 1:00-2:00 pm – Games played
  • 10:30-2:00 pm – Demonstrations/Projects

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