Ag Week festivities underway at USU

Students from the College of Agriculture met with President Stan Albrecht Friday afternoon to present him a gift and to signal the start of Ag Week. Ag Week is a week-long list of events hosted by the College of Agriculture from Sept. 25 through Oct.2. The gift presented to Albrecht was an Ag Week T-shirt and a basket of food products representing different areas of agriculture from Utah.Amy Petersen, Ag senator and senior in agriculture education, thanked Albrecht for his support. Petersen briefly explained the progress in the college, which included new recruitment to encourage students to come to USU.Albrecht accepted the basket and mentioned the new agriculture building that will be built on the Quad.”I want all of you to turn around and look east for just a moment. Imagine what it’s going to be like next May when we do a ground breaking for the new Ag building,” he said.The building will replace the current Agricultural Science Building, Petersen added later.The ceremony is a yearly tradition to kick off Ag Week. Ag Week focuses on events that defines the college, and all seven colleges at the university get a week to celebrate, Petersen said.”Because we are the land-grant university, the College of Ag always has the rights to the first college week,” she said. “This year, we’re trying to focus a lot on the diversity of Ag.” Petersen added they wanted to focus on the different areas of the college that demonstrate their diversity, such as dietetics, family and consumer science, plant science and business.

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