– The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture will host its annual open house for prospective students and families Friday, March 24 at the University Livestock Center on Wigwam Hollow Road.
The event will give those interested in a variety of agriculture-related careers a chance to talk with current faculty and students and to get a tour of the University's farm and other ag facilities.
The event is open free to the public, and registration includes lunch. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded at the event.
This year's schedule includes:
• 9-9:45 a.m. – Registration and student organization fair
• 9:45-10 a.m. – Welcome
• 10-10:15 a.m. – Welcome by School of Agriculture Director Andrew Baker; alumni speaker
• 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Student panel
• 10:45 a.m.-noon – Farm tour
• Noon-1 p.m. – Lunch with faculty
• 1-1:30 p.m. – Academic Advisor Ember Keithley; closing and questions
The open house would be of interest to students who want to study agriculture business, agriculture science or agriculture teacher education, or who want to minor in agriculture, agricultural economics, agricultural technology management, agronomy, animal science, horticulture, natural resource conservation, plant breeding or precision agriculture or the pre-professional programs of pre-forestry or pre-veterinary medicine.
To register for the event, visit bitly.com/WIUOpenHouse17.