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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 19, 2015

Northwest invites students, alumni, friends to ‘Celebrate Agriculture’ Nov. 7

Northwest Missouri State University will “Celebrate Agriculture” with a series of activities Saturday, Nov. 7, in conjunction with the final regular season home game for its Bearcat football team.

The day’s events will include a social gathering for alumni and friends at Younger Auction Gallery in Maryville and an open house at Valk Center, which houses Northwest’s School of Agricultural Sciences.

That evening, the Bearcat football team will take on conference-rival Emporia State at 6 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium in a game that will be nationally televised as the DII Football Showcase on the American Sports Network and on KSMO 62 in Kansas City. Fans also may watch the game live, free of charge, on and the NCAA Sports Mobile App.

In addition, students in Northwest’s agricultural advocacy course as well as members of the agriculture Greek organizations Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Alpha will conduct a week-long food drive, Nov. 2-7. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, Northwest will host the 55th annual Farm-City Banquet with the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce. 

Northwest alumni and friends as well as school groups may register and purchase tickets by visiting

Tickets for the pregame social for alumni and friends at Younger Auction Gallery are $10 and include a meal, and silent and live auctions.

For an additional $10, students will receive a football game ticket, a meal ticket for the Bearcat Zone tailgate; the first 500 to register also will receive a Celebrate Agriculture T-shirt. FFA chapters with 75 percent of their members participating in the day’s events will receive special recognition.

Northwest’s School of Agricultural Sciences is experiencing rapid growth with more than 10 percent of the University’s undergraduate population enrolled in an agriculture major. With facilities such as the Horticulture Complex, the R.T. Wright Farm and a planned Agricultural Learning Center, the School provides students with hands-on, profession-based experience that leads to more than 95 percent of bachelor’s degree earners finding employment or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

The School of Agricultural Sciences offers agricultural majors in business, education, science, agronomy, animal science, animal science-pre vet, horticulture and technology, in addition to minors, a two-year farm operations certificate and master’s programs in agriculture, education, economics.

A schedule of Celebrate Agriculture events is provided below. For more information, contact Northwest’s School of Agricultural Sciences at 660.562.1155.

Nov. 2-7

Saturday, Nov. 7

Monday, Nov. 9

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468