On April 27, head to Ag Day at Dordt College for a fun way to learn more about the local agriculture industry. Sponsored by Dordt’s student-run Ag Club, Ag Day draws in students and community members of all ages.
Exciting features of Ag Day include:
- Live animals, including hogs, cattle, sheep, and rabbits
- Agricultural demonstrations
- Educational booths
- High school livestock and crop judging
- Vintage and modern farm equipment on display
- Sack races for all ages
- Pulled pork sandwiches served with baked beans, applesauce, and chips. The meal costs $6 for adults, while children under 3 eat free.
"Ag Day provides an opportunity for the community to learn more about the agriculture industry that provides the food, fiber, and fuel needed by everyone,” says Gary De Vries, an agriculture professor at Dordt. “Our agriculture students do this in a fun and educational way for every age group.”
Over 300 local students are expected to attend Ag Day as a field trip.
"Ag Day is my favorite day on campus because it allows us as Dordt agriculture students to share with the campus community, and the extended community, what we as the agriculture community do," says Alayna Gerhardt, president of the Ag Club.
This free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Dordt College's parking lot just north of the Campus Center.