Dordt College News

Ag Day at Dordt College is April 20

April 17, 2012

Contests, petting zoo, and machinery galore. These attractions have made Dordt College’s Ag Day an annual destination for many. This year’s Ag Day theme, “Where We’ve Been – Where We’re Going,” sets the stage for what people can expect to see this year – both antique tractors and brand new machinery.

The Dordt College agriculture club and agriculture department are hosting Ag Day on Friday, April 20. The event is held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main parking lot, just north of the Dordt College Campus Center.

This free event is a way to get people in the community engaged with agriculture. In addition to the petting zoo and machinery that people can view and climb, this year’s event features educational demonstrations and games for people of all ages. Area high school students will participate in a judging competition.

Lunch will be served by members of the Ag Club between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The meal is a fundraiser for Ag Club activities, including Ag Day.

Dordt College is one of only a handful of Christian colleges in North America to offer a four-year agriculture program. Over the past several years, all Dordt agriculture students have found positions within six months of graduating, most much sooner. Dordt agriculture graduates enter careers not only in farming and technical service support but also in government, finance, and international development. Learn more at

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