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Join the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture and the Fighting Leathernecks Thursday, Sept. 3 to celebrate the opening of the 2015 football season and the tradition of agriculture at WIU.
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Ag Day at 2015 WIU Football Season Opener Sept. 3; Western IL-Based Band Madd Hoss Jackson to Perform

August 27, 2015


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MACOMB, IL — Join the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture and the Fighting Leathernecks Thursday, Sept. 3 to celebrate the opening of the 2015 football season and the tradition of agriculture at WIU.

The WIU School of Agriculture, Western Illinois Athletics and the McDonough County Farm Bureau are sponsoring "Ag Day," featuring agricultural festivities from 4-6 p.m. just north of Hanson Field (in Q-Lot) at WIU. The Fighting Leathernecks will kick off the season opener at 6 p.m. vs. the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Hanson Field.

Ag Day events are open free to the public. Adults, children and FFA and 4H members who pre-order football tickets through the WIU School of Ag (at www.wiu.edu/ag/football) will receive discounted ticket prices. Adult tickets are $8 each and each ticket for a child (11 and under) or 4H and FFA members is $5.

Tickets purchased through the WIU School of Agriculture will support WIU ag student organizations—$5 from each adult ticket and $2 from each child or discounted ticket will be donated to the ag student organization of the purchaser's choice. (For a list of ag student organizations, see www.wiu.edu/ag/football.)

Ag Day will include a variety of activities, including a "mini" WIU Ag Mech Club Farm Expo (in Q-Lot, sections A & B), and the mini "Ag Mech Show" will feature products from agricultural product vendors from across the region. Vendors can register for a product booth/table online at www.wiu.edu/ag/football/.

Music will be provided by western Illinois' Madd Hoss Jackson (Mt. Sterling, IL), and other activities will include: Barnyard Discoveries for Kids, face painting, 4H activities, pedal tractors and a photo booth. In addition, food will be served on site by the Tri-County Cattlemen and Pork Producers.

To purchase football tickets and/or to register as a vendor for the mini "Ag Mech Farm Expo," visit www.wiu.edu/ag/football.

Posted By: Teresa Koltzenburg (WIUNews@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations