Issue: Veishea '00 Ag Sampler

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Veishea is next weekend, April 14-16. Here's information from several agricultural clubs and groups on their Veishea activities.

SIGMA ALPHA: FREE BARBECUE FOR COLLEGE OF AG ON TUESDAY

Sigma Alpha is sponsoring a Countdown to Veishea free barbecue for College of Agriculture faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, April 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Curtiss Hall. Students should bring a current fee card. In case of rain, the location will be the Farm Bureau Livestock Pavilion in Kildee Hall. On Saturday, April 15, Sigma Alpha will have a booth featuring interactive games in the College of Agriculture tent on central campus.

HORT CLUB: BEDDING PLANT SALE, GOLF AND PARADE FLOAT

The Horticulture Club will hold its annual bedding plant sale in Horticulture Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 14-15 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 16. On sale will be a variety of annuals, perennials and hanging baskets. On Saturday a miniature golf course will be set up in Room 138, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There also will be refreshments, kids’ activities and speakers who will discuss horticultural topics in 118 Horticulture. The schedule is: 10 a.m., Ken Walter on water gardening; 10:45 a.m., Richard Jauron on perennials in shade; 1:30 p.m., Linda Naeve on kids and seeds; 2:15 p.m., Jeff Iles on crabapple trees; 3 p.m., James Romer on dahlias; 3:45 p.m., Country Landscapes; and 4:30 p.m., Paula Flynn on plant diseases. The club will have a Veishea parade float celebrating "Hort Club: 100 Years and Growing."

MICROBIOLOGY: THOSE TALENTED BACTERIA

The Department of Microbiology will feature several activities that show how microbes play a part in our everyday lives. The main display will be in the teaching lab and conference room on the west side of the ground floor of Science I. It will be open 9 to 10 a.m. and then after the parade from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. Display topics will include basic information about bacteria; food microbiology; environmental microbiology; clinical/medical microbiology; and bacteria with "special talents" (talents that include developing their own magnets, causing ice to form, "eating" oil or explosives and producing their own colors or glowing under ultraviolet light). There will be balloons, handouts and sparkling drinks made with microbes (non-alcoholic, of course). There also will be videos and an interactive station where visitors will discover how effective they are when they wash their hands.

FSHN CLUB: HEALTHY SOY FOODS AND FROZEN YOGURT

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Club’s display will focus on "The Health Benefits of Soy," including recipes on how to incorporate more soy into your diet. Soy food samples will be available. The club also will sell vanilla and chocolate frozen yogurt with toppings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. The display will be located in 1009 LeBaron.

AGRONOMY CLUB: FOOD, TRACTOR PULL, WEED/CROP CONTESTS

The Agronomy Club’s food stand will be located outside Science I, serving hamburgers, pork burgers, steak sandwiches, hot dogs, brats and sweet corn. The club also is having a kids’ tractor pull. Location isn’t set yet, but registration will be before the parade. There will be prizes for all entered and trophies for winners. Ryerson Implement will display a tractor near the pull site. The club also will have a crop identification contest for kids and a weed identification contest for adults, with prizes for the winners.

BLOCK & BRIDLE: PETTING ZOO, GAMES AND FOOD

On Saturday the Block and Bridle Club will have a petting zoo and farm games for kids to play in the Farm Bureau Livestock Pavilion in Kildee Hall. The club also has a food stand near the library.

ENTOMOLOGY CLUB: ROACH RACING, ANTENNAE MAKING, ZOO

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 15, the Entomology Club will have photo displays, cockroach races and crafts for kids (make your own antennae!) in the lobby of Science II. In 433 Science II, check out the inhabitants in the Insect Zoo. And in the Insectary Building, visit the Butterfly House.

PSA CLUB: BRIGHTEN YOUR FACE

The Public Service & Administration in Agriculture Club will have a face-painting booth in the Cy's Big Top Tent, Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AST CLUB: FARM EQUIPMENT ON DISPLAY

The Ag Systems Technology Club will have a display of agricultural equipment in front of Davidson Hall from Friday afternoon through Sunday.

FARM OP CLUB: VISIT THE LITTLE RED BARN

The Farm Op Club’s Little Red Barn will serve turkey tenders, burgers and more. Look for it between Beardshear Hall and the Hub.

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