The fourth annual Purdue Ag Week, hosted by students and created to share information about the importance of agriculture with the campus community, will take place April 12-17 on the Purdue University campus. This year’s theme is “mAGnify: A Closer Look at Agriculture.” It highlights aspects of community, technology and hunger as related to agriculture. “I am most excited for Purdue Ag Week because I enjoy watching students in the College of Agriculture with very diverse backgrounds share their passion for agriculture with other Boilermakers,” said Zach Frazier, Ag Week Task Force president and junior in agricultural economics and animal sciences.
Purdue Ag Week is composed of over 20 events, each presented by College of Agriculture student organizations. Some key events:
* Farmer 5K—an agriculture-themed run and walk around Purdue’s campus sponsored by the Purdue Collegiate FFA Chapter.
*Milk Monday—an event emphasizing the dairy industry during which members of the Purdue Dairy Club will give away hundreds of grilled cheese sandwiches and cartons of milk.
* Farmer’s Breakfast—an opportunity for the Purdue community to enjoy a morning meal by paying $0.25, which represents the profits a farmer would make on the breakfast.
* Oxfam Hunger Banquet—student leaders are invited to a unique dining experience to learn about the effects of global hunger. Libby Crimmings from the World Food Prize Foundation will give a keynote address.
* Hammer Down Hunger –a meal-packing event open to all students and campus organizations that aims to pack 70,000 meals to send to children in Haiti.
* Celebration of Agriculture –a social event where students can join together to continue conversations about agriculture while enjoying a free meal.