April 24, 2012, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: KSU Research and Demonstration Farm (Directions)
Contact: 502-597-6310 for more information
Description: We welcome all high school and potential undergraduate students who may want to learn about Kentucky State University's College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems and its various programs.
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Purpose: The purpose of an Agriculture, Food, and Environment Day is to introduce students to sciences and disciplines related to Agriculture, Food and the Environment; encourage stewardship and appreciate agricultural activities and the environment; and promote our new Bachelor of Science program in Agriculture, Food Environment (AFE) that will be launched this coming fall.
This is an event to bring High School and undergraduate students to come and visit Kentucky State University campus and facilities. This event will be unique from other “student campus visits” as students will learn academic aspects, stewardships, and potential future employment areas.
Students will have the opportunities to learn about agriculture, food, and environmental systems as well as related Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through direct interactions with the faculty members; visit various displays; and on-site visits to various demonstration sites and research areas. Topic areas will include: animal production and management, crop production and management (including organic productions), aquaculture, nutrition, computer simulations and technology applications in agriculture and the environment, and other scientific displays or desktop models.
In addition, they will be able to interact with state government agencies and private industries to learn about career paths and employment opportunities. These agencies and industries will have displays to showcase their programs to provide students with a better understanding of potential employment related to the fields of agriculture, food systems, and the environment.