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WIU School of Ag Fall 2014 Open House Oct. 24

October 8, 2014

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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's School of Agriculture will host prospective students and their parents at its annual Fall Open House slated to start at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24. At the open house, School of Ag faculty and current students will be on hand to answer questions and lead tours of the WIU-Macomb campus, University Farm and Western's agriculture-related facilities.

A $250 scholarship will be given away to two random participants at the event. The event is open free to the public, and those who register will receive a complimentary lunch. Online registration is available at

According to Agriculture Academic Advisor Ember Keithley, students majoring in agriculture at Western have exceptional opportunities to learn about and experience many areas of the discipline.

"Opportunities for students studying agriculture at WIU include obtaining hands-on experience at the School of Ag's field facilities, including research areas in organic and alternative crops; working in animal research operations; and joining an agriculture-related student organization," she added.

The schedule for the WIU School of Agriculture Spring Open House is listed below. All participants should park at the WIU Livestock Center (located at 2201 Wigwam Hollow Road); a map of the WIU campus and directions to the WIU Livestock Center are available at

For more information, contact the School of Ag at (309) 298-1080.

WIU School of Agriculture Fall 2014 Open House Schedule

  • 9:30-10 a.m. - Registration
  • 10-10:30 a.m. - Student Fair
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m. - Welcome by School of Agriculture Director Andrew Baker
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m. - Student Panel
  • 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Tour of Agricultural Field Laboratory, residence halls, WIU-Macomb campus and lunch
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. - Faculty Introductions
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m. - Advising, Academic Advisor Ember Keithley
  • 2:30 p.m. - Student Social

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