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WIU School of Ag Hosting Open House for Prospective Students Oct. 5

September 27, 2018

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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.-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 in the University's Livestock Center. High school students and transfer students are welcomed to learn more about the University's agriculture program.

This event, sponsored by Nutrien, is open free to the public. Registration includes a complimentary lunch.

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

The Fall 2018 Ag Open House schedule includes:

• 9-9:45 a.m. - Registration and Student Fair

• 9:45-9:50 a.m. - Welcome by WIU Ag Vocators

• 9:50-10 a.m. - Welcome by WIU School of Agriculture Director Andrew Baker

• 10-10:10 a.m. - Welcome from Melissa Telles, interim associate director of Undergraduate Admissions

• 10:10-10:20 a.m. - Alumni guest speaker Ryan Ricketts, of Pioneer

• 10:20-11:20 p.m. - Farm Tour

• 11:30-Noon - Student Panel

• Noon-1 p.m. - Lunch with faculty at the Livestock Center

• 1 p.m. - Depart Livestock Center - Optional walking tour of campus to follow

To register for the event, visit

All participants should park at the WIU Livestock Center (located at 2201 Wigwam Hollow Rd.)

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

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Office of University Communications & Marketing