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College of Agriculture 

So much to see

Plants, animals, science and business are flourishing in the College of Agriculture. Stop by Waters Hall to get an airbrush tattoo, and visit locations throughout the college to explore what agriculture has to offer through our 16 majors. See the milking demonstration, bug-petting zoo, Willie and the Beanstalk contest, and more!

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. 

Alpha of Clovia 4-H Cooperative Leadership House

Alpha of Clovia will have a photo booth with props and music on Waters Lawn. Check out our bean bag toss and some cookies to complement our photo booth.

Horticulture Club

The Horticulture Club will be hosting a number of fun activities in the K-State Gardens including a planting activity for children, professional tree climbing and an irrigation demonstration station. Be sure to check out the annual bedding plant sale in the Gardens going on all day for all your spring plantings. 

Willow Lake Student Farm and Club

Willow Lake Student Farm is K-State’s horticultural farm managed by various students including the Student Farm Club. Stop by and check out our seed-planting activity. Waters Hall lawn.

Department of Agronomy

Join us for the annual Willie and the Beanstalk contest featuring soybean growth judging. The Wheat State Agronomy Club helps visitors debunk common myths regarding wheat nutrition and gluten. Stop by to learn more about how you can help local farmers and precision agriculture. Throckmorton Hall near Room 2002.

Plant Pathology Graduate Student Club

Learn about microorganisms that cause diseases in food crops. We will have fun games for all ages to show the global effects of these diverse organisms on humans. See how nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses affect food you eat. Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center, first floor lobby entrance.

Alpha Zeta

Alpha Zeta is an honorary, professional society for students in the agriculture and natural resources fields. Stop by our booth in the Student Union to test your knowledge about agriculture!

Food Science Club

The Food Science Club will be offering a variety of hands-on, food science-based activities for all ages to get a better feel for who we are and what we do. 156 Call Hall.

PMC Club

Students in the Park Management and Conservation Club love the outdoors and caring for the environment. Check out their booth on Waters Hall lawn for fun and learning!

Rodeo Club

Members will be on hand to answer questions about rodeo at K-State, whether you're interested in joining the club team or learning about rodeo. There will also be roping demonstrations, a horseshoe toss and stick horse barrel racing. Weber Hall lawn.

Sigma Alpha

Sigma Alpha is a professional agriculture sorority that strives for achievement in leadership, scholarship, and service by advocating as women in agriculture. Sigma Alpha will have fun trivia activities on the Waters Hall lawn. In case of rain, Waters Hall lobby.

Agricultural Technology Management Club

See how students apply technology to agriculture. See the quarter-scale tractor team (eight-time international champions) 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.

Agricultural Education Club

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. 

Grain science and industry

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 Club students will offer tours of the baking science teaching lab with demonstrations in 110 Shellenberger Hall. Try free samples and stop by our bake sale in 204 Shellenberger Hall for some delicious treats to take home.

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 KitchenAid mixer. Let the Feed Science Club show you what pet treats are all about and see a pet treat demonstration in 106 Shellenberger.

Park nearby or take a shuttle to tour the department’s north complex. See the state-of-the-art O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center, and test your knowledge with hands-on activities, including a feed-mixing demonstration. You also can tour the 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. Tours of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center and the Hal Ross Flour Mill are available all day, with a shuttle leaving every 30 minutes.

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. Also, stop and see grain-based products used in food-aid projects around the world.

Animal Science and Industry

The Poultry Club will have an educational exhibit about poultry production with baby chicks on display. Call Hall.

Visit the ruminant nutrition booth for a view of live microorganisms from the stomach of a cow. Sample K-State cheeses to learn more about the dairy cow at the Dairy Science Club exhibit. Also, the club is hosting the Southwest Dairy Farmers mobile classroom display, featuring milking demonstrations. Weber Hall.

Little American Royal at 12:30 p.m. Students vie for scholarships while preparing for competition in dairy, beef, swine, horse and sheep showmanship. Weber Arena.

Ag Econ/Agribusiness Club

Check out our popcorn booth for a quick treat! Waters Hall lawn.

Ag Ambassadors

Be sure to stop by and get your airbrush tattoo from a passionate group of Ag Ambassadors! Waters Hall lawn.