Dordt College News

Ag Day at Dordt College is April 25

April 11, 2014

Contests, live animals, and machinery galore. These attractions make Dordt College’s Ag Day an annual destination for many.

The Dordt College agriculture club and agriculture department are hosting Ag Day on Friday, April 25. The event is held from 10 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 for people in the community to engage with agriculture. This year’s event features live animals, machinery that people can view and climb, educational demonstrations, and games such as bale rolling, bale stacking, and an obstacle course.

Pulled pork will be served by members of the Ag Club between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The meal is a fundraiser for Ag Club activities, including Ag Day. A barbeque dinner for Drive to Feed Kids starts at 5 p.m. in the De Witt Gymnasium, and a live auction to benefit the organization will start at 6:30 p.m.

More than 16 million children in America live in households struggling with hunger. In Sioux County, 1,200 kids are food insecure. Drive to Feed the Kids is a national organization that works to increase awareness about childhood hunger and raise money to feed children in need.

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. Lea

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