We had a GREAT Ag Club meeting today! We are planning for an exciting and fun-filled May so be ready to save some dates.
On Saturday, May 3, we will be doing a Livestock Field Day for the 4-H council at the West Plains Fairgrounds. Katie Morris is our project manager for this event and will be giving us more details at our meeting next week.
On Friday, May 9, we will be taking a trip to our Springfield campus for a tour of the Darr School of Agriculture. Dr. Anson Elliott and Mr. Jim Bellis will show us around the main campus buildings including Karls Hall, Temple Hall and the Darr Agricultural Center. Student Ambassadors will give us a tour of the main campus as well. That evening we will attend the Agriculture Forum banquet hosted by the Darr School of Agriculture at the Bond Center. Senator Roy Blunt, Representative Billy Long and the president of the Missouri Farm Bureau will be in attendance. The West Plains Agriculture Department will be recognized at the event also.
We will leave the West Plains campus from the Lybyer north parking lot at 10:00 a.m. and will stop for lunch when we get to Springfield.
The dress for the banquet is professional (men – button up shirt with collar (tie preferably) and dress pants; women – dress slacks and blouse or skirt and blouse). We will have a place on campus in Springfield to change clothes so it would be a good idea to wear comfortable walking shoes for the tour part of the day and change into your dress clothes for the banquet.
The cost of the dinner at the banquet is $5.00 so you will need that and whatever lunch money you wish to bring.
We will be stopping by Bass Pro Shops for an hour or so between the tour and the banquet.
We will be back to West Plains between 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Please RSVP via email to either Jill or Linda by May 1, so we can get an idea of how many are going. We have two university vans reserved (or you may take your own vehicle if you prefer).
Also, save the date for May 16th for the Ag Club sponsored float trip — more details to follow.
Our next meeting will be next Tuesday, April 15th at 12:30 in T205.