Experience Agronomy Day is March 2

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Richard Ferguson, left, and Roger Elmore
Undergraduate students in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture teaching garden.

The Agronomy Club, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture undergraduate club, is hosting Experience Agronomy Day for high school students from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 2 in 199 Plant Sciences Hall on East Campus.

The workshop is intended for high school students with an interest in developing and growing plants. Students are invited to:

  • Learn about areas of study in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
  • Learn the basics of insect, disease, plant and seed identification
  • Study and observe live plants
  • Prepare for the FFA Agronomy contest with an opportunity to learn and ask questions from undergraduate and graduate students
  • Learn about specialized options within the major to prepare for a variety of dynamic careers in agronomy

The workshop will begin with a presentation by Aurora Co-Op followed by a session on insect pests and diseases. Lunch will include a question and answer session with University of Nebraska–Lincoln recruitment. The afternoon will begin with the study of live plants and species identification characteristics and conclude with a mini-test similar to the FFA Agronomy contest.

Experience Agronomy Day is free and lunch is provided. Advanced registration is required.

Register and see the complete schedule. 

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