Letter to the editor
Ag Day on campus considered a huge success
May 2, 2013
On Thursday, April 25, UW-River Falls Collegiate Farm Bureau hosted the first-ever Ag Day on campus. We could not have had great success without the help from the whole College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science (CAFES), along with other agriculture businesses. We had 15 CAFES organizations and five agriculture businesses set up booth from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., educating our peers, campus faculty and community members about the great agriculture industry.
The Collegiate Farm Bureau is confident in saying that this event was a huge success. We gave away 15 pounds of cheese curds, 1,000 cartons of milk, 130 dirt cakes, 300 root beer floats and 300 event T-shirts. Later in the evening we served 238 people at our hog roast dinner, which was followed by our keynote speaker: Charlie Arnot, the CEO for the Center for Food Integrity.
Thank you UWRF for your support and for helping us make this first year of Ag Day on campus astounding. We could not have pulled off this event without the student, faculty and staff participation that we received. We look forward to putting on the second annual Ag Day on campus next year, and hope you all return.
Jacki Roden, Erik Warmka, and Lynn Bartholomew
Ag Day on campus co-chairs