Dordt College Ag Day, April 21
- Posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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 21. 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. It will feature live animals, machinery that people can view and climb, educational demonstrations, and a variety of barn yard games. Several new features have been added this year to Ag Day, including a scavenger hunt and a crops judging contest for high school students. This scavenger hunt will be open to both the public and students, giving everyone the chance to win prizes.
Legendary pulled pork sandwiches will be served by members of the Ag Club between 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The meal is a fundraiser for Ag Club activities, including Ag Day. Dordt Students may use Defender Dollars to pay for their meals. Meals will be $6 for adults and $4 for students (K-12).
This year, the Iowa Corn Growers Association made a large contribution to Ag Day, donating $925 to assist in the growth, development, and implementation of the day’s events. The Dordt College Ag Club received the donated funds with thanks and gratitude and will use them to teach the community and more than 300 students and children about the importance of agriculture.
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.