Ag Week 2018 comes to campus this Saturday, April 21, and runs through April 28 with the annual luau on May 2.

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. For Ag Olympics, participate as a club or team across the four events—club or team with highest overall point score wins!

This year’s events include:

Wednesday, April 18 

Pre-Ag Week Breakfast Sandwich Giveaway
7:45 – 10am, in front of Twisted Whiskers
Come by and get a free breakfast sandwich featuring ingredients from Schoharie County farms, sponsored by Ag Council

Saturday, April 21

37th Annual Dairy Fashions Sale
Begins at 11am at Cobleskill Fairgrounds
More info on the Sale’s Facebook page >>

7th Annual Livestock Judging Clinic – American Animal Producers Club
8am – 4:30pm at Cobleskill Fairgrounds
More info on the club’s event page >>

Sunday, April 22

Special Guest Speaker: Eric Rutkow “Proposing the Future: How America Traded Arbor Day for Earth Day, and What This Means for Us Now”
2pm in Frisbie 200
Eric Rutkow is a writer, lawyer, and professor who teaches history at Yale University. His first book, American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation (Scribner, 2012), was named one of the top ten books of 2012 by Smithsonian magazine and received the Association of American Publisher’s PROSE award for U.S. History. A forthcoming book, The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas, is based off his prize-winning PhD dissertation and will be published with Scribner this Fall. Before earning his doctorate, Rutkow practiced as an environmental human rights lawyer in Cambodia and as a junior associate with Latham & Watkins LLC in New York. He received his BA and PhD from Yale and his JD from Harvard.

Monday, April 23

Ag Olympics: Jeopardy!
4:30pm in CANR 101, sponsored by Ag Business Club

6th Annual Ag Council Awards Banquet(invitation only)
Honoring faculty, students and community members who have made significant contributions to agriculture at SUNY Cobleskill and beyond.

Tuesday, April 24

Ag Olympics: Milk Flip Cup
12pm in front of Twisted Whiskers, sponsored by Dairy Cattle Club

Ag Olympics: Torque Twister
12pm in front of Twisted Whiskers, sponsored by Ag Engineering Club

Sporting Dog Demo
In front of Twisted Whiskers, sponsored by Canine Club

Wednesday, April 25

Tractor Wagon Tours
11am – 2pm; Tour leaves from Knapp Circle at 11am, 12pm and 1pm
Never toured the campus farm? This is your chance!

Ag Week Dinner
Champlin Dining Hall (regular dinner service hours)
The evening’s dinner offerings in Champlin will include ingredients from local farms, with several Schoharie County farmers joining us.

Screening of “Farmers for America:  A Documentary to Celebrate, Inspire and Support Young Farmers”
7:30pm in Warner Hall 120

Thursday, April 26

Ag Olympics: Long Distance Disc
1pm in front of Twisted Whiskers, sponsored by Canine Club

Saturday, April 28

6th Annual Livestock Commencement Sale
1pm at the Campus Livestock barn
More info on the Sale’s webpage >>

23rd Annual Fisheries & Wildlife Festival
10am at Veterans Park, Cobleskill
Something for every one: a large host of vendors, wildlife rehabilitators with some of their animals, falconers with their hunting raptors, a free Youth Fishing Derby for young children, and more!
More info on the event Facebook page >>

53rd Annual Schoharie County Maple Festival
8am at Cobleskill Fairgrounds
More info on the event website >>

Wednesday, May 2

Ag Luau!
5pm on Fake Field

Join the fun at this social with games and activities provided by ag clubs.

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