To kick off Ag Week, the College of Agriculture is hosting an Our Work Seminar featuring Environmental Science graduates on Monday, March 20 in Funchess Hall, Room 246, from 12-1 p.m. Box lunches will be provided to those who register to attend.
Ag Council is partnering with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association for a Beef 101 presentation Monday evening at the Beef Teaching Center at 5pm. Students can expect a tour of the Lambert-Powell Meats Lab and a session on a topic related to the beef industry lead by an ACA staff member. You must RSVP to participate and have dinner which will be provided by ACA.
Tuesday, March 21, College of Agriculture students will have the opportunity to tour local farms and learn first-hand about Alabama agriculture. There will be two tour sessions, the first beginning in the morning with tours of RL&M Cattle Company and the North Auburn Beef Unit, the second being a tour of Blue Ribbon Dairy. Lunch will be provided to those who participate.
RL&M Cattle Company is a commercial cow-calf operation in Chambers County that was founded in 1995 with a goal of producing a high-quality animal for beef consumers using the latest technology and best business management practices available in the industry.
Blue Ribbon Dairy is a woman owned family farm with a grade-A dairy. They milk an average of 32 cows from three different breeds: Holstein, Brown Swiss and Jersey. After milking, Blue Ribbon Dairy vat pasteurizes and bottles all milk that is then sold directly to consumers.
Students are invited to compete in the annual Ag Olympics hosted by Block and Bridle. This event will take place at the Beef Teaching Center on Wednesday, March 22 at 4:30pm. Those interested in competing will need to form a coed team of four College of Agriculture students (2 males, 2 females) to compete. The top three teams will receive prizes and Ag Council will be providing pizza for those in attendance. A sign-up sheet will be sent out for teams at a later time.
Ag Council will be hosting Beyond the Farm event on the Student Center Greenspace from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. There will be around 20 booths present with activities ranging from photo booths to a hands-on artificial insemination and dystocia simulation. No RSVP needed is needed and everyone on campus is welcome.
To conclude Ag Week, The College of Agriculture will be recognizing student achievements through the College of Agriculture awards banquet. This will take place Friday, March 24 from 3-5 p.m. Students being recognized will receive an email with more information.