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WIU School of Ag Spring 2015 Open House March 27

March 5, 2015

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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's School of Agriculture will host prospective students and their parents at its annual Spring Open House slated to start at 9 a.m. Friday, March 27. 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

Agriculture Academic Advisor Ember Keithley noted that 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 said.

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 Spring 2015 Open House Schedule

  • 9-10 a.m. – Registration and Student Fair
  • 10-10:15 a.m. – Welcome by School of Agriculture Director Andrew Baker
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Student panel
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m. – Tour of farm and campus
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Lunch with faculty
  • 1-1:30 p.m. – Advising, Academic Advisor Ember Keithley
  • 1:30 p.m. – Closing and questions

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