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K-State Ag Student Council presents AgFest March 30 to April 3


Kansas State University's College of Agriculture Student Council presents AgFest March 30 through April 3. The week long activities cover a wide range beginning with a forum on Animal Welfare and concluding with a benefit concert for Multiple Sclerosis. Activities kick off March 30th with the Animal Welfare Forum. Following is a list of activities and locations.

--March 30: Animal Welfare Forum--Forum Hall, Kansas State University

The forum will feature a variety of speakers ranging from a spokesperson representing the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to Kansas State University Veterinary School Professors. The forum will help educate members of the agricultural industry about animal welfare and current issues facing the animal industry. Speakers will also discuss what Midwest producers and legislators can do to prevent legislation like Proposition 2 in California. This evening promises to be packed full of information.

--March 3: Kiddie Barnyard--Weber Arena, Kansas State University

The Kiddie Barnyard will have from 400 to 500 kindergarten through third grade students in attendance. Agricultural related clubs will have booths with different educational activities and information for the students to view. There will be sessions where students will learn more about agriculture ranging from different species of animals, different types of grain, farm safety and educating them about where their food comes from.

--April 1: Ag Olympics--Weber Arena, Kansas State University

This event is co-sponsored by Kansas State University Rodeo Club and the College of Agriculture Student Council. This event is only for Kansas State University College of Agriculture Students. Students will have the opportunity to compete against each other in a variety of fun events and activities ranging from an obstacle course to hay bale stacking.

--April 2: Alpha Gamma Rho/FarmHouse BBQ--Weber Lawn, Kansas State University

Alpha Gamma Rho and FarmHouse fraternities co-sponsor this event. This free meal is for College of Agriculture students and faculty. This is a great opportunity for students and faculty to mingle and network besides enjoying a great meal featuring BBQ pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips and cookies.

--April 3: Benefit Concert for Multiple Sclerosis--Weber Arena, Kansas State University

2009 marks the third year for the benefit concert. The performers for the evening include the Casey Donahew Band and Aaron Watson. Both are popular artists in the Red Dirt Country Music venue. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available in Manhattan at Varneys Bookstore, RB Outpost and Tractor Supply. Tickets are also available from any College of Agriculture Clubs. Last year the College of Agriculture Student Council donated $5,000 to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. The committee hopes to match or exceed that goal this year.

For more information about the activities planned for AgFest 2009 please visit our website www.ag.ksu.edu/agfest or join the Facebook group "AgFest 2009." If you still desire more information, contact Miles Theurer mtheurer@ksu.edu or Shane Blaes sdblaes@ksu.edu.

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