By Georgia Smith
The 44th annual Ag Roundup, hosted by the Auburn Agricultural Alumni Club and the College of Agriculture at Auburn University, will return to campus on Saturday, Sept. 16, offering a special opportunity for agriculture alumni and friends to gather for a day of hospitality.
Ag Roundup will run from 2-5 p.m., ending one hour prior to kickoff of the Auburn vs. Samford football game.
The purpose of Ag Roundup, held at Ag Heritage Park on the Auburn campus, is to support the college by raising visibility, maintaining connections, supporting student scholarships and encouraging the Auburn Spirit.
“The Auburn Agricultural Alumni Club is excited to be back on campus to host Ag Roundup for alumni and friends,” said Brian Hardin, president of the Auburn Agricultural Alumni Club. “We appreciate the support and partnerships with the College of Agriculture, its departments and student groups, trade organizations, and agribusinesses to make it possible.”
Food samples from multiple Alabama agricultural organizations and businesses will be available, along with games and activities for all ages.
“When you and your family come out to Ag Roundup, you’ll get reacquainted with old friends, talk to current and future students, and have the opportunity to make new friends while supporting and enjoying some Alabama grown and locally prepared food and treats,” said Brad Smith, this year’s Ag Roundup chair.
The event will have a mix of sponsors and exhibitors, including College of Agriculture departments and student organizations. Many of the sponsoring companies are hoping to meet current College of Agriculture students and get to know them better, so students are encouraged to attend and network with potential employers.
“There is no better way to get to know what Auburn and Auburn’s College of Agriculture are about than to come experience Ag Roundup,” he said.
It is a collaborative effort supported by faculty, students, alumni, friends, and family, according to Smith. Tickets are $5 per person, with children age 6 and under free. Proceeds go toward College of Agriculture scholarships.
“Come by and bring a guest or two for a good time of food, fun, and fellowship,” he said. “It will be a great time for all.”