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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 every one of the 16 majors offered in the college will be available to share information about career opportunities and academic programs. Stop by to get your picture taken at a fun and interactive photo booth. Waters Hall lawn.  

Agriculture communications and journalism

The Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club is waiting to serve you warm, fluffy pancakes and savory sausage at its annual pancake feed. 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 142 Seaton Hall. 

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. 


From the field to the table, agronomy sustains the world’s food supply and environmental quality.. K-State agronomy and Kansas agriculture influences food security for the U.S. and developing countries. Learn how to grow the biggest soybean plant and see contestant entries as we judge results of the 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. Drop by the Agricultural Technology Management Club display to learn about club events and activities, such as the ATM lawnmower clinic. 142 Seaton Hall. 

Animal sciences and industry

See the live bug show taken from a live cow’s stomach, or learn how to rope an artificial practice steer. Sample cheese from the dairy club and vote on entries from the Block and Bridle Club photo contest. Talk to students in the K-State Collegiate Cattlewomen's Club and the Collegiate Cattlemen's Club. In the afternoon, watch students show horses, heifers, lambs, goats and pigs for the Little American Royal. Weber Arena.


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 and stop by to watch the “Big Bug” science fiction movies. 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. 156 Call Hall.

Grain science

K-State is the only university 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. 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. Walk through Whole Grain Goodness Information Station 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, which run every half hour, and see the new state-of-the-art O. H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center. Test your feed knowledge with hands-on activities, including a petting zoo. You also can tour our fully operational Hal Ross Flour Mill and buy specialty flour products. Stay for the entertainment of radio station B104.7 and enjoy a free cookout. Lunch is hosted by the feed science and milling science clubs and will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Before you leave the north complex, 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 products being used in Food Aide projects and season your own extruded snacks.


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 2014. 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. Trotter Hall.

Plant pathology

Learn about microorganisms that cause diseases in food crops. Plant pathology graduate students will provide displays and interactive demonstrations to illustrate the global impact 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 change for you to swing a loop or two!

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

7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Pancake and sausage feed. 142 Seaton Hall. 

9 a.m. 

Flour milling demonstration. 101 Shellenburger Hall.

Soda pop geyser demo. Call Hall lawn. 

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.

Soda pop geyser demo. Call Hall lawn. 

10 a.m. 

Flour milling demonstration. 101 Shellenburger Hall

Soda pop geyser demo. Call Hall lawn 

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Insect Zoo. University Gardens. 

10:30 a.m. 

Soda pop geyser demo. Call Hall lawn.  

11 a.m. 

Soda pop geyser demo. Call Hall lawn. 

Flour milling demonstration. 101 Shellenburger Hall.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Grain science tailgate. Hal Ross Flour Mill

11:30 a.m. 

Soda pop geyser demo. Call Hall lawn. 


Soda pop geyser demo. Call Hall lawn. 

12:30 p.m. 

Soda pop geyser demo. Call Hall lawn. 

Awards presentation for largest soybean plant. 1018 Throckmorton Hall. 

Little American Royal. Weber Arena.  

1:30 p.m. 

Soda pop geyser demo. Call Hall lawn.