Ag Week 2017 is Coming

Ag Week 2017 comes to campus this Saturday, April 22, and runs through April 29.

Every year, the SUNY Cobleskill Agricultural Council and its participating clubs put on a series of events during Ag Week to celebrate and promote agriculture. The entire campus community is invited to participate.

This year’s events include:

Saturday, April 22

As part of the annual on-campus Spring Fling event, the Plant & Sustainability Club, Bee & Pollinator Club, Ag Business Club and Biological Conservation Unit invite you to participate in a number of Earth Day events, including:

  • Reusable water bottle giveaway
  • Free Italian ices made with wind and solar power
  • Recycling exhibit
  • Climate literacy test with prizes
  • Paint & sip
  • Tie-dying
  • and more!

Time & Place: Noon to 3 p.m., Bouck Lawn

Tuesday, April 25 

  • The Peterson Farm Brothers present “I’m Farming and I Grow it: An AgVocating Success Story” in Bouck Theater at 7 p.m. (Free event but donations toward the Schoharie County food pantry are appreciated). The Peterson Farm Brothers are nationally-recognized agricultural advocates/educators who became famous overnight when their Youtube video, “I’m Farming and I Grow It” went viral in 2012.
  • Village park landscaping and beautification coordinated by the Landscape Club. If you or your club would like to volunteer, email Dr. Evans at evansjr@cobleskill.edu

Wednesday, April 26

  • Free breakfast sandwiches made with ingredients from local farms. 9 – 11:30 a.m. in front of Twisted Whiskers.
  • Tractor & trolley tours of the campus farm. Never toured the campus farm? This is your chance! Tractor tours leave from Knapp Circle at noon and 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27

  • Dunk your professor from 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. in front of Twisted Whiskers
  • Join us at the Ski Lodge for the annual Ag Engineering Luau from 6 to 10 p.m. (The dunk tank will be moved to the luau during the evening for additional dunking.)

Saturday, April 29

  • Annual Fish & Wildlife Festival in the Village Park
  • Schoharie County Maple Festival at the Schoharie County Sunshine Fairgrounds
  • Annual Commencement Auction in the SUNY Cobleskill livestock barn at 1 p.m.