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WIU School of Agriculture to Host Oct. 13 Open House

September 19, 2017

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MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture will host its annual Fall Open House for prospective students and their parents, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 in the University's Livestock Center.

School of Agriculture faculty and current students will be on hand at the open house to answer questions and to lead tours of the WIU-Macomb campus, the University Farm and WIU's agriculture facilities.

Two $250 scholarships will be awarded during the event. A complimentary lunch will be provided for those who register for the open house, which can be completed at

The Fall 2017 Ag Open House schedule includes:

• 9-9:45 a.m. – Registration and Student Fair
• 9:45-9:50 a.m. – Welcome by WIU Agriculture Vocators
• 9:50-10 a.m. – Welcome by WIU School of Agriculture Director Andrew Baker
• 10-10:10 a.m. – Welcome from WIU Office of Admissions Director Seth Miner
• 10:10-10:20 a.m. – Alumni guest: Todd Steinacher of Agrigold
• 10:20-11:20 a.m. – Farm tour
• 11:30-noon – Agriculture student panel
• Noon-1 p.m. – Lunch with faculty at the Livestock Center
• 1-1:30 p.m. – Adviser Ember Keithley
• 1:30 p.m. – Depart Livestock Center for optional walking tour of campus

All participants should park at the WIU Livestock Center (located at 2201 Wigwam Hollow Rd.); a map of the WIU campus and directions to the WIU Livestock Center are available at

Those who complete an undergraduate admissions application during the open house will have the $30 fee waived.

For more information, contact the School of Agriculture at (309) 298-1080. Follow the WIU School of Ag on Facebook at, on Twitter at or on Instagram at WIUAg.

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