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College of Agriculture 

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. 

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Club

Stop by our booth on Waters Hall Lawn any time to snack on some popcorn and learn more about the ag econ department.

Rodeo Club

Come on out to Weber Lawn for roping demonstrations and stick horse barrel racing.

Learn all about rodeo with the Rodeo Club, where members will answer questions about rodeo at K-State. Whether you’re interested in joining the team, being a part of the club or just want to learn more about rodeo, you’re invited to stop by. 

Department of Agronomy

Join us for the annual Willie and the Beanstalk contest featuring soybean growth judging. The Wheat State Agronomy Club will help visitors learn about the importance of soils and give participants the opportunity to try their hand at "soil painting." Throckmorton Hall near Room 2002.

Alpha of Clovia

Visit us on the Waters Hall lawn to check out our photo booth and snacks while learning what Alpha of Clovia is all about. Tours of the house also are available throughout the day.

George Wright Society - Tallgrass Chapter

Come check out the George Wright Society booth on the Dykstra Hall Lawn. We will discuss environmental issues, how to be friendlier to our planet and outdoor recreation opportunities. Kids can enjoy a lawn fishing game. Plus, we will have drawings for a free Nalgene water bottle at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Food Science Club

Put your nose to the test at Weber Hall with our smell test and perform sensory analysis. Then follow the signs to 156 Call Hall for a variety of hands-on food science experiments and challenges.

Dairy Science Club

While on your way to the Little American Royal, stop be the Dairy Science Club booth in the Weber lobby. There’s lot to learn about the dairy industry!

Alpha Zeta Fraternity

Alpha Zeta is honor society open to all majors within the College of Agriculture. We strive to be great ag advocates and uphold our principles of scholarship, leadership, fellowship and character. Stop by our booth for more information.

Bakery Science Club

The Bakery Science Club will be hosting our annual Open House Bake Sale. Various products will be for sale including our usual chocolate chip cookies, monster cookies and French bread, as well as many specialty products. The sale will be located in 204 Shellenberger from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until product runs out). We also will have a hands-on baking demonstration in 110 Shellenberger.

Horticulture Club

The Horticulture Club will be set up in the University Gardens. Stop by for demonstrations, a children's event and a bedding plant sale for your spring plantings.

Ag Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT)

Join the Ag Communicators of Tomorrow Club (ACT) for a life-size version of Candyland, “Aggieland” on the Waters Hall lawn. You will get a chance to visit with students while testing your K-State brand and history knowledge!

Plant Pathology Graduate Student Club

Did you know that plants can get sick just like humans? Visit us to explore disease-causing microorganisms and enjoy interactive games showing their global effects on plants and humans. Find out how nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses can affect the quality of the food you eat, and what plant pathology is doing to combat these concerns.

Grain Science and Industry

K-State is the only university in the world offering degrees in milling science, bakery science and feed science. Bakery science students will provide tours of the baking science lab with demonstrations in 110 Shellenberger. Try free samples and stop by our bake sale in 204 Shellenberger for some delicious treats to take home.

See how flour is made on a small scale in 101 Shellenberger and stop by 109 Shellenberger to 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 with a 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. You also can tour the Hal Ross Flour Mill and buy specialty flour products. Enjoy a free meal hosted by the Feed Science and Milling Science clubs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

Entomology

Feeling brave? The entomology department has a variety of activities to keep you crawling. 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.

College of Agriculture Ambassadors

Be sure to stop by Waters Hall lawn to get a K-State airbrush tattoo and ask the Agriculture Ambassadors questions about the College of Agriculture.

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity will be on Waters Hall lawn. Anyone interested is welcome to join us at the AGR House for tours. Prospective new members are eligible for numerous scholarships.

Department of Animal Sciences and Industry

The poultry club will have an educational poultry production exhibit, complete 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. 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.