College of Agriculture

Events for any high school student, transfer student, or non-traditional student.

94th annual Little American Royal Showmanship Contest
All day, Weber Hall
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 animal science research and teaching units. Presented by K-State Block and Bridle and the Dairy Science Club. This will be the last year this historic event will be housed in Weber Arena. Featured with the livestock show will be several clubs from the College of Agriculture selling their merchandise.

Agronomy and you
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Learn about the latest advances in agronomy and how they affect your life.

Airbrush tattoos
All day, 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
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
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.

Bake sale and more: Pretzels! Cookies!
All day, Shellenberger Hall
Pretzel making: 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.

Bake sale and more!
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Shellenberger Hall
Purchase baked goods and flour products in Room 204.

Buggy bonanza
All day, Waters Hall, West Wing
Explore the fascinating world of bugs through microscopes and other devices, and learn the different ways our scientists interact with them. Compete against AI at counting aphids and see how our experts use machine learning to identify bugs! Watch the “Big Bug” science fiction movie. See how insects have made their way into popular culture. Presented by the Department of Entomology.

Bugs and beyond: careers and connection
All day, 122 Waters Hall
Stop by for some free swag and ask us anything about careers and opportunities related to bugs. Because of the diversity and interdisciplinary nature entomology provides, we are happy to showcase the wonderful variety of work our department does and connect you with our community! Presented by Entomology Student Success.

Build a brotherhood
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
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 Fraternity.

Careers in Plant and Soil Sciences
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Learn about the amazing field of agronomy, educational options, internships and potential careers.

College of Agriculture scavenger hunt
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Participate in the College of Agriculture scavenger hunt for a chance to win a T-shirt! Presented by the Agricultural Education Club.

Collegiate 4-H organization
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Test your skill with some simple STEM activities and earn prizes while learning about Kansas 4-H.

Diversifying agriculture
All day, Waters Hall, West Wing
Play some trivia, earn prizes and learn about the K-State Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences, or MANRRS, chapter and College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office.

Embrace the sisterhood
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
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. 4-H experience is not required to be a member, Clovia gives women the opportunity to acquire and grow their leadership skills.

Find your future Registration to come
11 a.m.-noon, Waters Hall
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.

Find your future in agriculture
All day, K-State Student Union
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.

Find your people
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Stop by the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity booth to learn more about our fraternity and Greek life at K-State. Alpha Gamma Rho is very involved on and off campus and 96% of our current members are K-State ag students. If interested, join us at our trap shoot recruitment event at noon today at 1919 Platt Street!

Flour milling 101
All day, Shellenberger Hall
Learn about the flour milling process. Kids take home a mug cake mix and learn different grains using sensory tubs. Presented by the Milling Science Club.

Free lunch
All day, North Grain Science Complex
Enjoy a hot dog, chips, granola and a drink. Hosted by the Feed Science and Milling Science clubs.

Fun with sheep and goats
All day, Weber Hall
Learn about the animals and research conducted at K-State. Presented by the Sheep and Goat Unit.

George Wright Society: Find Your Place in the Outdoors!
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Participants will find their place in the outdoors by engaging in enlivening conversation and activities centered around nature-based experiences.

Good eats with the Legen-dairy experience
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Call Hall
Prize games, trivia questions and outlook on the future of dairy at K-State and the country! You are not going to want to miss this! While you are here learning about what makes our milk and ice cream the best, enjoy a $3 hot dog lunch. All beef hot dogs and your choice of chips. Drinks for an additional charge. Who knows, maybe if you know your stuff, you can win a prize or two for your efforts!

Hunting and fishing with WOEM Club
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Hunt some deer and catch fish in our outdoor environment. Learn how science can be used to make your hunting and fishing experiences more enjoyable and how to turn these activities into a life-long career!

Live insects, maggot painting and critter petting zoo
All day, Waters Hall, west wing
Have a maggot painting party and create art! Get to know bugs and even pet a few. Presented by the Popenoe Entomology Club.

Meet the plant doctors
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Did you know that plants can get sick just like humans? They become infected and sickly looking and aren’t very good to eat. Explore these microorganisms that cause diseases in farmer’s fields and home gardens and see what they look like. Interactive displays for all ages show the global effects of these diverse organisms. Join us to see how nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses affect yield, appearance and quality of the food you eat. Meet the plant doctors and learn about our research, community outreach, classes and the plant pathology minor. Presented by the Department of Plant Pathology.

Pollinator crafts, conservation and games
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Learn about the diverse pollinators of Kansas and how you can protect them. Craft a pollinator or play our pollinator lawn game. We'll showcase live bugs, bee habitats, other bugs and more. Interact with BeeMachine, our free bee-identifying app. Presented by the Insect and Pollinator Ecology Labs.

Roping demonstration
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Stop by for roping demonstrations and lessons. Presented by the Rodeo Club.

See how long we can make a corn puff!
All day, North Grain Science Complex
Come to the Bioprocessing and Industrial Value Added Products building to see how corn puffs are made and season your own. Demonstrations to make the longest corn puff will be at 10 am, 11 am, noon, 1 pm and 2 pm. Presented by Extrusion Research Lab Group.

Sigma Alpha professional agricultural sorority
All day, Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. We are dedicated to our motto: Women Excelling in Agriculture.

Spring plant sale and more
All day, Kansas State University Gardens-Daylily Garden
Visit the Horticulture Club in the Gardens to Pot-A-Plant and participate in our trivia contest. Our National Collegiate Landscaping Team will also be putting on a Spring Plant Sale with annuals, tropicals, vegetables and herbs.

Tour the Hal Ross Flour Mill
All day, North Grain Science Complex
Tour our state-of-art flour mill. Flour products and baked goods will be available for purchase. Presented by the Milling Science Club.

Tour the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Center
All day, North Grain Science Complex
Tour a world-class feed facility. Kids will enjoy playing Plinko and riding the Grain Train. Presented by the Feed Science Club.

Treats for your pets
All day, Shellenberger Hall
Watch how EPAW Crunchers dog biscuits are made. Take some home for your pooch. Presented by the Pet Food Program.

What sparks you?
All day, K-State Student Union
4-H believes in the power of young people. Every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. 4-H is 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. 4-H is committed to providing positive dynamic learning experiences for as many young people as possible.

Willie and the beanstalk contest
All day, Waters Hall
Come see the biggest and best soybean plants in Kansas. Raised by classes all over the state, witness as the plants are judged based on height, biomass, leaf area and more.