College of Agriculture

Events for young Wildcats.

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.

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.

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.

Plant some grass and get some home lawn advice
9a.m.-1p.m., Waters Lawn at the College of Agriculture hub
What turfgrasses grow best in Kansas? Get some advice for your home lawn, and kids can plant their own little "lawn in a cup."

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.

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 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.