Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Just in from Moscow

U-Idaho Celebrates Ag Days Oct. 5-6 

MOSCOW, Idaho – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumni and friends, and high school students interested in learning about agricultural careers will help celebrate Ag Days on the University of Idaho campus Oct. 5 and 6.

Some 200 high school students typically attend Ag Days to participate in FFA career development events and sample the college’s academic offerings through workshops on food science, dairy management, veterinary science, horticulture and livestock judging. Others explore GPS in agriculture, family and consumer sciences and agricultural communications.


Packages for high school students range in cost from $45 to $80, which reflect options including barbecues, football game tickets and a visit to the Clearwater Corn Maze at the Lewiston Roundup Grounds that is operated by CALS students.


Sept. 30 is the deadline for high school students to sign up for Ag Days activities. Online registration is available at

Ag Days coincides this year with a full agenda of exciting Homecoming festivities at the University of Idaho. More about homecoming is online at

The 20th Annual North Idaho Chili Cookoff is planned Friday, Oct. 5, by the School of Food Science operated jointly by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Washington State University.


The public can sample chili entries during a food and activity fair operated by student groups that will occupy the mall east of the Agricultural Science Building Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.


The Ag Days Barbecue is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Idaho Commons Food Court. Idaho Vandals will square off against the New Mexico State University Aggies in the ASUI/Kibbie Dome at 2 p.m. Game tickets are available by calling the U-Idaho Vandals ticket office at (208) 885-6466.


More information about Ag Days is available online at .

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