Agricultural Sciences picnic to occur wednesday

On Wednesday, the College of Agricultural Sciences are hosting an annual back to school picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Montfort Quad.

All five departments of the College of Agricultural Sciences students and faculty are welcome to the event, which will include involvement booths, food and a speech by the college’s dean.


Agricultural Science Dean Dr. Ajay Menon and Executive Association Dean Dr. James Pritchett will speak at the event. The Ag Ambassadors, a student leadership organization in the college, will also be at the event.

The picnic will also have several prize giveaways of items donated by different departments in the college.

The CSU meat lab, Ram Country Meats, is catering the event. Ram Country Meats is a student-run operation that teaches students to identify and process cuts of meat and deliver it in a safe and clean way.

The catering service is run by Dr. Dale Woerner and the proceeds goes towards the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team.

“It’s the best BBQ you’ll ever eat,” Megan Griffith said, the Assistant to the Dean of Agricultural Sciences.

JBS, a beef, pork and lamb processor in U.S., donated all the pork for the event.

Griffith said the picnic is an exciting event for the College of Agricultural Sciences because all the clubs come out and the etymology club brings their bug zoo.

The College of Agricultural Science departments includes Agriculture and Resource Economics, Animal Sciences, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, and Soil and Crop sciences.

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