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Ag Days

College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
606 Rayburn Street
Moscow, ID 83844-2331
phone: (208) 885-7984
fax: (208) 885-6654

agdays@uidaho.edu

Ag Days

Workshops


Friday Afternoon Workshop Blocks – 1:45-5:15 PM

Blocks 1, 2 & 3 - Animal Science 

  • Livestock, Dairy, and Meat Judging

    Graduate Students Michael Collie, Jen Spencer & Matthew Collie

    Students will participate in an hour long workshop where they will cover Livestock, Dairy and Meat judging principles. The focus will be to give students a good foundation of knowledge and tips to identify important traits to evaluate, and how to take notes as it relates to preparing reasons for all three judging competition settings.

  • Ruminate Nutrition, It’s all in the Guts!

    Dr. Mary Drewnoski & Wade Sutton

    Students will learn about the process feed stuffs go through in a ruminant animal. They will be able to see first-hand the digestion process and feel the rumen inside a canulated bovine.

  • Aquaculture 2050 – How will we feed 8 Billion People?

    Scott Williams & Dr. Matt Powell

    Aquaculture Research Institute Tour - The workshop will introduce students to the fastest growing segment of agriculture and give them an idea of aquaculture’s bright future.

Block 4 - Plant Science & Pre-Vet

  • Plant Cloning 101

    Dr. Robert Tripepi

    Learn tissue culture techniques through vegetative propagation. Workshop participants will take home a plant culture to see how shoots develop. This is the perfect workshop for students with an interest in horticulture, plant science or biotechnology.

  • Learn about the birds and the bees the bull and heifer way

    Dr. Tracy Davis & Allen Wilmore

    Students will learn about the reproductive system of livestock (cattle & sheep) through a hands-on dissection activity.

  • So you want to be a Vet?

    Pre-Vet Club

    Students learn in an interactive activity, about how DNA is extracted from specimens, and will get to try it out!

Block 5 - UI Plant Science Farm & Pitkin Native Plant Tour

  • Pitkin Forest & Native Plant Nursery Tour

    Annette Brusven & Dr. Anthony Davis

    Tour the University of Idaho’s Forest & Native Plant Nursery. Learn about the process of growing a seed to a tree, and the research UI works on to advance forest, rangeland and riparian health.

  • Dairy Judging Short Course

    Tour & experience the Soil Steward's Organic Farm.

  • Soil Stewards Farm Tour

    Dr. Jodi Johnson-Maynard & Soil Stewards Club Members

    Experience fall harvest on the Soil Steward's Organic Farm. Learn about the goals of minimum till practices and soil health.

Block 6 - Ag Science & Technology

  • Ferdinand's Creamery Tour

    Learn about the cheese and ice cream Creamery process, talk with students about the UI/WSU Joint School of Food Science

  • Plant Cloning 101

    Dr. Robert Tripepi

    Learn tissue culture techniques through vegetative propagation. Workshop participants will take home a plant culture to see how shoots develop. This is the perfect workshop for students with an interest in horticulture, plant science or biotechnology.

  • Learn about the birds and the bees the bull and heifer way

    Dr. Tracy Davis & Allen Wilmore

    Students will learn about the reproductive system of livestock (cattle & sheep) through a hands-on dissection activity.

Block 7 - Ag Science

  • Swim Tour

    Dan Lawson & Staff

    See behind the scenes and learn what goes on at the newest remodeled pool on the Palouse!

  • Engineering/Mechanics & Biodiesel

    Jack McHargue & Marvin Heimgartner

    Take a tour of the UI’s JW Martin Laboratory where students take shop classes, learn about precision agriculture, and make Biodiesel

  • DNA of Life

    Fangming Xiao & Grad. Students

    Students learn in an interactive activity, about how DNA is extracted from specimens, and will get to try it out!

Block 8 - Ag Science & ROTC Program

  • Things you could do in agriculture with a GPS unit

    Dev Shrestha & Tom Karsky

    This is a hands-on project for students to learn about basic GPS skill. The students will learn about the things they could do using a GPS ranging from steering a tractor automatically to saving the planet.

  • Navy ROTC Tour

    Sgt. Orlando Castillo & ROTC Students

    Learn about the Navy ROTC program at UofI and get a chance to see the rifle range in action. Students will have an opportunity to participate in gunnery

Block 9 - Nutrition & International Cultures through Food

  • Building a Healthy Plate

    Dr. Samantha Ramsay

    Students will learn how to develop a healthy meal plan and better their eating habits with simple tools.

  • International Cooking & Traveling

    Dr. Bob Haggerty

    Experience the world with local ingredients & explore the meaning of food in several cultures. Learn how international agriculture can bring you opportunities to travel the world.

Block 10 - Fashion Fun & Collegiate FCCLA

  • Visually Defining the Target Consumer

    Lori Wahl

    Participants will learn what a target consumer is and about the different fashion target consumers, apparel product types, and design seasons. Student teams will select a target consumer and build a board using tear sheets from magazines to define who he/she is and what the consumer's style direction is relative to season and apparel product type. The resulting board will be presented during the workshop.

  • Juggling It All!

    CFCCLA

    At this workshop we'll explore how to juggle school, a job, recreation, and family while actually learning about jugging. FCCLA wants you to think about careers, so expanding the gray matter in your brain, through juggling, can help!

Block 11 - Food Science & Collegiate FCCLA

  • Juggling It All!

    CFCCLA

    At this workshop we'll explore how to juggle school, a job, recreation, and family while actually learning about jugging. FCCLA wants you to think about careers, so expanding the gray matter in your brain, through juggling, can help!

  • Ferdinand’s Creamery Tour

    Food Science Students

    Learn about the cheese and ice cream Creamery process, talk with students about the UI/WSU Joint School of Food Science


Friday Evening Leadership Workshop Blocks – 7-9 PM

Idaho FFA State Officers

  • Finish Strong

    Brett Wilder & Daniel Heikkila

    This workshop will focus on following through with your goals/projects. Being efficient and using your resources to complete a task as well as assessing what is important to them.

  • You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?

    Kyle Nesbitt & Erin Shenk

    You know the saying, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it”. Students will participate in an interactive session where they will learn more about refining their communication skills and winning others over to be successful in a team work environment.

FCCLA State Officers

  • The Amazing Race – University of Idaho Edition

    Idaho FCCLA Team & Volunteers

    Take on campus as a team to find the seven locations that represent Family and Consumer Sciences and the University of Idaho!

4-H Officers

  • TAKING THE LEAD WITH 4-H

    4-H officers & volunteers

    Learn team-building activities and enhance your leadership skills while having fun! Facilitated by 4-H Teen Association state officers and U-Idaho Collegiate 4-H members.

Parliamentary Procedure Competition
Note – Please have teams of 6 register together.

  • Pacific Northwest Parliamentary Procedure Conclave

    Dr. Jim Connors

    This will be an overview of the new rules that apply to the Parliamentary Procedure CDE. Teams will learn the guidelines and have a review of all material. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive mock competition and get feedback from judges.


Saturday Morning Competition & Workshop Blocks – 8-11:30 AM

FFA/4-H

  • Livestock Judging

    Livestock Pavilion
    8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

  • Dairy Judging

    Dairy Center
    10:00 AM – 11:30

FCCLA Competitions

  • Creed Speaking

    Idaho FCCLA Team & Volunteers

    Ag Science 104 & Ag Sci conf. Room (Food Sci or AVS)

  • Knife Skills

    Idaho FCCLA Team & Volunteers

    Ag Science Room - TBA

  • Toys that Teach

    Idaho FCCLA Team & Volunteers

    Ag Science Room - TBA

FCCLA Workshops

  • State Officer Workshop

    Ag Science Room - TBA

  • State Officer Workshop

    Ag Science Room - TBA