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Ag Days

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 65
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Phone: 208-885-9056

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: agdays@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/ag-days

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Ag Days 2017 — Oct. 6-7

Ag Days is a signature weekend event that takes place on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho each fall. High school students are invited to visit campus for the unique opportunity to experience college life, meet new friends and learn about everything from animal science to sports nutrition.

Why attend?

A Walk on the Wet Side

Presented by the College of Natural Resources

  • This workshop will explore careers and opportunities in fisheries ecology and management.


A Walk on the Wild Side

Presented by the College of Natural Resources

  • This workshop will explore careers and opportunities in wildlife ecology and management.


Advanced Livestock Judging

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Livestock Judging Team

  • This workshop will focus on in-depth judging skills that take a closer look at functionality and production traits that create a class winning animal. Be ready work on the technique and strategy of compiling and presenting oral reasons. (1-2 years of judging experience encouraged)


Aquaculture

Presented by University of Idaho, Aquaculture Research Institute

  • Touching a wide array of scientific disciplines, aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of agriculture. From food production, fisheries enhancement and fisheries stock restoration. This workshop will give you an idea of aquaculture’s bright future with a tour of our Aquaculture Research Institute.


Cows… Up Close and Personal

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Animal and Veterinary Science Department

  • Explore the imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves reflecting off internal body parts to create images for medical examinations. This technique will be used on dairy cows to demonstrate the advantages in diagnoses during gestation. Exciting part... you can discover the gender of the fetus. 


Cupcake Decorating

Presented by FCCLA State Officers

  • Are you a master at cupcake decorating? Come show your skills in this workshop with FCCLA state officers. Join them to learn decorating skills and test your ability with a cupcake decorating contest.


Decision Making, Risk Taking & Surviving Failure

Presented by FCCLA State Officers

  • Navigating the challenges of school, sports, clubs and life decisions can be overwhelming to say the least. Join the FCCLA state officers to learn strategies for success to overcome the challenges life throws at us.


Engineering Meets Food

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UI/WSU School of Food Science

  • Learn firsthand how engineering principles are used in food! In this workshop, you are encouraged to play with your food as you stir different solutions to see how they flow, taste the impacts of different modes of heat transfer on chicken nuggets, and see how quickly dye migrates into a gelatin gel.


FFA Minute to Win It

Presented by FFA State Officers

  • Share your chapter's proven methods and gain new ideas for recruiting and retaining FFA members, planning and conducting community service activities, and boosting community and alumni involvement for your FFA chapter.


Incredible Insects

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology Department

  • Have you ever seen a termite follow the scent of an ink pen? Did you know there are approximately 3,000 species of stick insects? Come explore the processes and functions of insects and learn how these small creatures impact the land and plants they inhabit.


International Cuisine and Study Abroad

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, International Programs

  • Explore international cuisine prepared specially for you by family and consumer sciences students. Take a virtual tour of international destinations and subject matter courses available through our university's study abroad program. Learn how international agriculture can bring you opportunities to travel the globe and strengthen your understanding of the world outside the USA. 


LEAP Idaho FFA

Presented by FFA State Officers

  • Leap into the topics of leadership, engagement, agricultural advocacy and perseverance through a series of kinetic team-based activities. 


Make Your Own Work

Presented by Altered Ego Owner and UI Alumna, Chelsey Lewallen

  • Do you want to be a fashion designer, a food scientist, a veterinarian or maybe a teacher? In this workshop, UI alumna and local business owner of Altered Ego, Chelsey Lewallen, will discuss how you can use your passion, your education and a little bit of planning to create your own work. 


Novice Livestock Judging

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Livestock Judging Team

  • Join the UI livestock judging team to see the good, the bad and the ugly of livestock judging. This workshop will focus on the basics of livestock judging and techniques of oral reasons (No prior judging experience needed). 


Plant Cloning 101

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Plant Sciences Department

  • This workshop is perfect for students with an interest in horticulture, crop science or biotechnology. Focus on forming shoots from leaves, take home a plant culture and watch shoots develop. The resulting shoots can be planted and grown as house plants or flowers for the yard. 


Precision Agriculture

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Soil and Water Systems Department

  • Explore the growing industry of precision agriculture learn and how this technology is improving the efficiency and profitability of food production across the nation. 


Sensational Soils

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Soil and Water Systems Department

  • Soil is one of the most important mediums on the planet. Join this workshop to learn more about this crucial resource. 


Sports Nutrition: The why and how of dietary fueling for optimal sports performance

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Learn what to eat before, during and after physical activity. Come prepared for interactive, hands-on activities and samples of post-workout snacks. 


The Future of Agriculture is in Your Hands

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Agricultural and Extension Education Department

  • Interested in being a part of the future of agriculture? How about inspiring and influencing the next generation? Come learn about the different roles and pathways available to you as a possible future agricultural educator and what opportunities you may want to take advantage of. 


Vandal Brand Meats

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Animal and Veterinary Science Department

  • Did you know CALS has its own meats processing facility? Learn about Vandal Brand Meats with a personal tour; see the operations and processes of taking meat from the rail to the supermarket shelf. 


Veterinary Medicine

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Animal and Veterinary Science Department

  • Do you loving working with animals? Then this workshop is for you. Come learn more about the profession of veterinary science and how you can be involved in this important part of animal agriculture.

  • Make meaningful connections with faculty, staff and students.
  • Learn how agricultural and life sciences applies to all University of Idaho areas of study.

  • Growing Designs with the College of Art and Architecture
  • Agricultural Marketing with the College of Business and Economics
  • Educating the Next Generation with the College of Education
  • Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture with the College of Engineering
  • "Ag"vocacy with the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Agriculture in Nature with the College of Natural Resources
  • Plant and Biotechnology with the College of Science

  • Explore University of Idaho facilities like the Student Recreation Center and Kibbie Dome.
  • Join the football pregame event to help Celebrate Idaho Agriculture.
  • Cheer on the Idaho Vandals football team at the Homecoming football game.
  • Take your pick from a variety of events that fit your interests.

Ag Days has evolved from a homecoming event for students, faculty, staff and alumni to a signature event that showcases all that the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has to offer.

Livestock and Dairy Judging — 8-11 a.m. 

  • Students will compete in a traditional livestock judging competition and a traditional dairy judging contest. 


Exploration into Family and Consumer Sciences — 8-11 a.m.

  • Learn how you can influence the future of family and consumer sciences by developing new skills and applying your knowledge to a career. Join faculty and students of the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences to learn how STAR events relate to areas of study and careers. Don’t miss your chance to join the movement to Say Yes to FCS!


Forestry and Natural Resources Tour — 8-11 a.m. 

  • Join professors in the College of Natural Resources and landowners for a trip to Big Meadows Experimental Forest near Troy for forest demonstrations, research and results. Topics include real time GPS tracking and beetle-killed timber for bioenergy.

  • Explore programs in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences such as fashion design and nutrition.
  • Learn about College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student clubs at the CALS Olympics.

Celebrating Idaho Agriculture

An event for alumni, family and friends

Learn more >

Contact

Ag Days

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 65
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Phone: 208-885-9056

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: agdays@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/ag-days

Directions

Contact

Ag Days

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 65
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Phone: 208-885-9056

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: agdays@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/ag-days

Directions