College of Agriculture Open House events
K-State Student Union
Find your future
Visit the College of Agriculture display at the K-State Student Union to explore the opportunities in agricultural sciences. As a top U.S. school of agriculture, K-State has the programs, facilities, and faculty that will enable you to build a career. And don’t forget to attend our special session for you to get a sneak peek into life as a K-State Ag student at 11 a.m. in the Waters Hall lobby! Presented by the K-State College of Agriculture.
What sparks you?
In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. and over 70,000 youth in Kansas with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Kansas 4-H is a vibrant youth development program for K-State Research and Extension. In 4-H, we are committed to providing positive dynamic learning experiences for as many young people as possible.
Explore the dairy industry with dairy promotional materials and Call Hall cheese samples in room 140. Presented by the Dairy Science Club.
Fun with food science
Explore food science with gummy worm experiments, virtual tours of the dairy plant, bubble tea tasting, color changing cabbage, food safety exploration and information about international study trips. Presented by the Food Science Institute.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For the first time in years, the Call Hall Dairy Bar will be offering lunch! You asked and we delivered. All Beef hot dogs and your choice of chips for $3. For an additional cost, add a bottled water or soda. And don’t forget the ice cream!
Visit the exhibit at the front of Call Hall to learn about poultry. Presented by the Poultry Judging Team.
Kansas State University Gardens
Plant trivia, snap a selfie and climb a tree
Needing a plant or two or three for your garden? The Horticulture Club will have a plant sale fundraiser. How well do you know some of the landscape plants? Test your plant knowledge in trivia, with a chance to win a plant! Need to update that Instagram or Snap Chat Profile picture? Come snap a selfie in front of the flower wall created by the Advanced Floral Design class! Presented by the Horticulture and Natural Resources Department.
North Grain Science Complex
Enjoy a hot dog, chips, granola and a drink. Hosted by the Feed Science and Milling Science Clubs.
Make your own corn puffs
Come to the BIVAP Building to see how corn puffs are made and season your own! Experience the first trial runs of the Department of Grain Science’s World’s Longest Corn Puff. Presented by Extrusion Research Lab Group.
Tour the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Center
Tour a world-class feed facility. Kids will enjoy playing Plinko and riding the Grain Train. Presented by the Feed Science Club.
Tour the Hal Ross Flour Mill
Tour our state-of-art flour mill. Flour products and baked goods will be available for purchase. Presented by the Milling Science Club.
Bake sale and more!
Purchase baked goods and flour products in room 204 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Flour milling 101
Learn about the flour milling process. Kids take home a mud cake and learn different grains using sensory tubs. Presented by the Milling Science Club.
Make your own dog treats
Help make EPAW Crunchers dog biscuits. Take some home for your pooch. Presented by the Pet Food Program.
Pretzels! Cookies! Oh My! Come to the bake lab on the first floor and learn to shape pretzels. See large-scale baking equipment. Presented by the Bakery Science Club.
Throckmorton Hall – west end of second floor by room 2002
Get your questions answered regarding management and control of invasive species.
Compare roots of various crops and forage species. All activities presented by the Department of Agronomy.
Teaching display to discuss options in agronomy, internships, and potential careers.
Willie and the Beanstalk Contest
Come see the biggest and best soybean plants in Kansas. Raised by classrooms all over the state, witness as the plants are judged based on various measurements such as, tallest, heaviest, biggest trifoliate leaves, etc.
Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Come join us for airbrush tattoos and explore everything happening on the north end of campus! Presented by the College of Agriculture Ambassadors.
All about Agronomy
Learn more about the discipline of agronomy. Test your knowledge with a plant and seed identification station and learn about soil classifications with a painting activity. Presented by the Wheat State Agronomy Club.
Build a brotherhood
Learn how we create a community of brotherhood that cultivates the potential of our members, strengthens values and provides unique leadership and personal growth opportunities to build exceptional men. Visit us to find out how you can get involved. Presented by FarmHouse.
Fun, hands-on display celebrating agriculture through photos and social media. Remember to tag us on social media @kstateact! Presented by the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.
College of Agriculture scavenger hunt
Participate in the College of Agriculture scavenger hunt for a chance to win a t-shirt! Presented by the Agricultural Education Club.
Come play cornhole and learn about Alpha Gamma Rho, the history of the chapter at K-State, and what opportunities it has to offer. Presented by Alpha Gamma Rho.
Play some trivia, earn prizes and learn about the K-State Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Chapter.
Embrace the sisterhood
Alpha of Clovia is a 4-H Cooperative Leadership House located near campus. Since 1931, the women of Alpha of Clovia have lived together in a cooperative manner – sharing housework and possessions to reduce the overall cost of living. Throughout the years, women from various backgrounds across the country have become members, participating in activities such as: philanthropies, house retreats, the annual national Clovia meeting, and homecoming, among other social events.
12 – 2 p.m.
Help us decide the winner of March Madness – Call Hall edition through a taste test! Sample the two ice creams battling it out for the championship and international renown. Champion ice-creams are TBD, as they will be based on bracket-style voting on the K-State Ag Instagram page.
Stop by to taste test every K-Stater's favorite ice cream. Presented by the Food Science Club.
Plant a pot and trivia
Learn more about careers in horticulture and plant some spring seeds! Participate in Plant-a-Pot and plant trivia to welcome in the Spring season. Presented by the Horticulture Club.
Plants get sick too
Did you know that plants can get sick just like humans? They become infected and sickly looking and aren’t very good for eating anymore. Come explore these microorganisms that cause diseases in our food and what they look like when they aren’t infecting our food. We will have interactive games for all ages to show the global effects of these diverse organisms on plants, and how that in turn affects humans. Join us to see how nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses affect yield, appearance, and quality of the food you eat. Presented by the Department of Plant Pathology
Stop by for roping demonstrations and lessons. Presented by the Rodeo Club.
Creepy, crawly critters – West wing
View critters up close in our bug petting zoo, put maggots to work at the maggot-painting table, witness the monarch marathon and get the chance to be a “pollinator-for-a-day.” Stop by to watch a “Big Bug” science fiction movie and get green-screened with one of the big bugs. See how insects have made their way into popular culture. Presented by the Department of Entomology.
Find your future
There’s so much to discover related to food, agriculture, and natural resources! Do you like plants? We’ve got that! Love animals? So do we! Do you like to eat? You better believe we’ve got that covered! Attend our special session to get a sneak peek into life as a K-State Ag student at 11 a.m. in the Waters Hall lobby. Our students and faculty will share with you some of the awesome internships, jobs and careers available with a degree in agriculture and related fields.
Benefits of beef
Play a game to learn about the benefits of eating beef and win a beef stick. Presented by the Collegiate Cattlewomen.
Fun with sheep and goats
Learn about the animals and research conducted right here at K-State. Presented by the Sheep and Goat Unit.
Visit the booth to view horses and learn about horsemanship through fun activities. Presented by the K-State Horsemen’s Association.
Little American Royal
The premier on-campus livestock show will take place during Open House! Visit Weber arena to see K-State students compete in showmanship contests with a variety of species raised at our very own animal science research and teaching units. Presented by K-State Block and Bridle and the Dairy Science Club.
Tour the Meat Lab
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Visit the meat lab for a tour, eat some delicious product samples, and purchase products for sale. Presented by the Meat Lab.