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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: 208-885-4038; 208-885-7984

Email: agdays@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/ag-days

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Ag Days 2018 — Sept. 28-29

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 and Wild Side

Presented by the College of Natural Resources

  • This workshop will explore careers and opportunities in fisheries ecology, wildlife ecology and management associated with both fields.

Advanced Livestock Judging

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Livestock Evaluation 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 (one-two years of judging experience encouraged).

Novice Livestock Judging

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Livestock Evaluation Team

  • Join the U of I livestock evaluation team to explore 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).

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.

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.

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

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.

Plaques and Pandemics

Presented by the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

  • Our health and the food we eat are threatened by many different kinds of diseases. Some of these diseases disable hundreds of millions of people each year (malaria) and some have nearly destroyed production of specific agricultural commodities in affected countries (citrus greening). Others are newly invasive diseases that currently only affect small areas of food production, but can have deadly consequences when encountered by humans. If you’re curious about these diseases and want to learn more about the science behind them, join us in this workshop.

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.

Extracting the Genetic Code

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

  • Delve deep into the how the genetic code for plants is organized. Recognize different parts of the cell, and then extract the DNA from strawberries.

Hands-On Forestry

Presented by University of Idaho Extension, Forestry Division

  • Get a cool snapshot of the forest operations career as you use tools to determine tree height, age, and more. Did we mention you also get to play with fire?

Fabric Marbling

Presented by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences Department

  • Come learn the art of using carrageenan, a seaweed extract, to create fun and unique patterns in paint to construct new and usable fabric.

Propagating Nature

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

  • Learn all about how seeds are nature’s own cultivators. You will examine everything from the anatomy of different seeds, how seeds are moved and transported through nature, to how different seeds can be impact the environment.

Let’s Meat!

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

  • Let’s meet and explore the science behind the meat we eat.  Learn how meat scientists use different practices to enhance meat cuts, all while keeping it safe for us to consume.  You also might get to put your taste buds to work in this interactive workshop.

  • 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 — 8-11:30 a.m. 

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


The Vandal Pantry — Feeding the Campus Community — 8-11 a.m.

  • Spend the morning helping our campus-run food bank, The Vandal Pantry.


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.

Celebrating Idaho Agriculture

An event for alumni, family and friends

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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: 208-885-4038; 208-885-7984

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: 208-885-4038; 208-885-7984

Email: agdays@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/ag-days

Directions