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Events schedule

College of Agriculture 

Have fun, learn more
From plants and animals to science and business, agriculture has something for everyone. Students and faculty from all 16 majors offered in the college will be available to share information about career opportunities and academic programs. Stop by and get a fun airbrush tattoo. Waters Hall lawn. 

Agriculture communications and journalism
The Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club is hosting the Farm to Fork 5K run, beginning at 8 a.m., taking runners around campus while learning how everyday food products travel from the farm to their fork. The run begins and ends at Waters Hall. Stop by the finish line to hear about agricultural communications and opportunities. 

Agricultural education
Be one of the first 300 participants to complete the College of Agriculture scavenger hunt and receive a free T-shirt. Pick up your game card at our booth on the Waters Hall lawn

Agricultural economics and agribusiness
Agribusiness provides food and fiber to the world through industries in your community and around the globe. Enjoy free popcorn on the Waters Hall lawn.  

Agronomy
Agronomy at K-State involves crops, soils and environmental science, plant genetics/breeding, weed science, and range management. K-State agronomy and Kansas agriculture influence food security for the U.S. and developing countries. Try your hand at plant identification, learn how to grow the biggest soybean plant and see contestant entries as we judge the annual Willie and the Beanstalk contest. 1023 Throckmorton Hall.  

Agricultural technology and management
See the quarter-scale tractor team and look for farm equipment across campus at Weber Lawn, the Quad and in front of Seaton Hall. Drop by the Agricultural Technology Management Club display to learn about club events and activities, such as the ATM lawnmower clinic. 142 Seaton Hall and Weber lawn.  

Animal sciences and industry
Block and Bridle is hosting the annual Little American Royal in Weber Arena! Watch students show horses, heifers, lambs, goats and pigs, and compete for top placing.   

Entomology
Feeling brave? The entomology department has a variety of activities to keep you crawling. Enjoy delicious bug treats, see critters up close in our bug petting zoo, put maggots to work at the maggot-painting table, get the chance to be a “pollinator-for-a-day” and cheer on your favorite cockroach during the cockroach races. See how insects have made their way into popular culture, stop by to watch a “Big Bug” science fiction movie and get "green-screened" with one of the big bugs. West Waters Hall. 

Food science
See food in action! See soda pop geysers erupt in front of Call Hall and explore the different experiments that can be done with food science. Learn to be your own food scientist and develop your own snack mix. Discover how the five senses are used when developing new products. 156 Call Hall. 

Grain science
K-State is the only university in the world offering degrees in milling science, bakery science and feed science, so stop by and see what the department of grain science and industry has to offer in global food systems. Bakery science students will provide tours of the baking science teaching lab with demonstrations in 110 Shellenberger Hall. Try free samples and stop by our bake sale for some delicious treats to take home in 204 Shellenberger Hall.  

See how flour is made on a small scale in 101 Shellenberger Hall. Enjoy interactions with grain science students in 109 Shellenberger Hall and see how current research applies to you. Put your name in a drawing for a new Kitchen Aide mixer. Let the Feed Science Club show you what its program is all about. See a pet food demonstration in 106 Shellenberger.

Take a shuttle to tour the department's North Complex, or conveniently park nearby to see the new state-of-the-art O. H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center. Test your feed knowledge with hands-on activities, including an animal feeding demonstration with live animals. You also can tour our fully operational Hal Ross Flour Mill and buy specialty flour products. Enjoy a free cookout hosted by the Feed Science and Milling Science clubs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Before you leave, make sure to tour the Bioprocessing and Industrial Value-Added Program buildings to see bio-based industrial and food products and demonstrations of snack food production on pilot-scale equipment. See grain-based products being used in Food Aide projects and season your own extruded snacks.

Horticulture
Explore the University Gardens and learn about horticulture through activities and demonstrations hosted by the K-State Horticulture Club. Learn about basic plant care and adopt a plant. Check out the mock sprinkler system to learn how you can improve irrigation efficiency at home. Watch students climb trees using ropes and harnesses. Check out the bedding plant sale to see what’s new for 2015. Design students will be available to help you find the right plants for your landscape. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. University Gardens. 

Pre-Vet Club
Applications, grades and admittance: oh my! Never fear, K-State's Pre-Vet Club is here! If you’re considering applying to vet school, this is the club for you. Come visit us in the lower level of Trotter Hall and we’ll help to calm your fears, answer questions and get you connected with professionals in the field. Our goal is to help you prepare for getting in, getting through and getting a better idea of what lies ahead for you as a doctor of veterinary medicine.

Plant pathology
Learn about microorganisms that cause diseases in food crops. Plant pathology graduate students will provide interactive activities and games for all ages to illustrate the global affect of these diverse organisms on humans. See how nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses affect food you eat. Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center. 

Rodeo Club
Learn all about rodeo with the Rodeo Club. Members will answer questions about rodeo at K-State, whether you’re interested in joining the club or the team or learning about rodeo. There will be a roping demonstrations and a chance for you to swing a loop or two! Weber Hall lawn.

Sigma Alpha
Young women interested in agriculture can find their place in the Sigma Alpha agricultural sorority. Learn how we develop professionalism, service, leadership and fellowship. Waters Hall lawn. 

By the Hour

9 a.m. to noon 
Willie and the Beanstalk contest judging. 1023 Throckmorton Hall.  

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Landscape exhibition. University Gardens. 

9:30 a.m.
Flour-milling demonstration. 101 Shellenburger Hall
Soda pop geyser demonstration. Call Hall lawn 

10 a.m. 
Soda pop geyser demonstration Call Hall lawn.  

10:30 a.m.
Flour-milling demonstration. 101 Shellenburger Hall
Soda pop geyser demonstration. Call Hall lawn 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Free barbecue lunch. Hal Ross Flour Mill 

11 a.m. 
Soda pop geyser demonstration. Call Hall lawn.  

11:30 a.m. 
Soda pop geyser demonstration. Call Hall lawn.  

Noon
Soda pop geyser demonstration. Call Hall lawn. 
Flour-milling demonstration. 101 Shellenburger Hall. 

12:30 p.m.
Soda pop geyser demonstration. Call Hall lawn. 
Awards presentation for largest soybean plant. 1018 Throckmorton Hall.
Little American Royal. Weber Arena.