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
Climate literacy test with prizes
Paint & sip
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.