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A Northwest student milks a row of cattle at the R.T. Wright Laboratory Farm, which provides agriculture students with hands-on, profession-based experience. The School of Agricultural Sciences will host “Celebrate Agriculture” activities Nov. 7-12.

A Northwest student milks a row of cattle at the R.T. Wright Laboratory Farm, which provides agriculture students with hands-on, profession-based experience. The School of Agricultural Sciences will host “Celebrate Agriculture” activities Nov. 7-12. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

    Oct. 20, 2016

    Northwest invites students, alumni, friends to ‘Celebrate Agriculture’

    Celebrate Agriculture

    Schedule of events

    Nov. 7-11

    • Food Drive, coordinated by Alpha Gamma Rho, Sigma Alpha and agricultural advocacy class

    Monday, Nov. 7

    • 56th Annual Farm-City Banquet, sponsored by the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce (6:30 p.m., J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom)

    Saturday, Nov. 12

    • School of Agricultural Sciences Open House (10–11:15 a.m. Valk Center)
    • Tailgate at Hy-Vee Bearcat Zone (11:30 a.m., College Park)
    • Football game (1:30 p.m., Bearcat Stadium)
    • Celebrate Agriculture Alumni and Friends Social (5 p.m., Maryville Community Center)

    Northwest Missouri State University will “Celebrate Agriculture” with a series of activities Nov. 7-12.

    The week will culminate Saturday, Nov. 12, with an open house showcasing the School of Agricultural Sciences, an ag advocacy fair and a social gathering for alumni and friends after the game at the Maryville Community Center. The day’s activities are scheduled in conjunction with the Bearcat football team’s final regular season game against conference-rival Missouri Western at 1:30 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.

    Northwest alumni and friends as well as school groups may register and purchase tickets by visiting www.nwmissouri.edu/ag/.

    Tickets for the postgame social for alumni and friends at the Maryville Community Center are $10 and include a meal, and silent and live auctions.

    For $15, students will receive a football game ticket and a meal ticket for the Hy-Vee Bearcat Zone tailgate. The first 250 registrants also will receive a Celebrate Agriculture T-shirt. FFA chapters with 50 percent of their members attending the day’s events will receive special recognition.

    Additionally, Northwest will host the 56th annual Farm-City Banquet with the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7.

    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. 7-11.

    Northwest’s School of Agricultural Sciences is experiencing rapid growth with more than 12 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 and economics.

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


    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
    mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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