CALS Advantage Day

Welcome to CALS Advantage Day!

The scheduled dates have now passed but please watch the videos below and email with any questions.

The day will begin at 9 am central. To join the session, you click the link above and accept any downloads to run the program. You may join via web browser or on your smart phone/tablet. If you need a telephone dial-in number, please let us know. Email with any questions.

Synchronous Virtual Schedule:

9:00 am Welcome - Log in to the synchronous portion of the day using the link above.
9:15 am CALS Ambassador Student Panel - Ask current students about their experience on campus.
10:00 am Round Table Presentations - Learn about different resources and opportunities on campus like:

  • Scholarships
  • Financial Aid and On Campus Employment
  • Student Health and Wellness
  • Study Abroad
  • Career Services
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • Clubs
  • Academic Success Center
  • Student Life

11:00 am Academic Information Session - Speak with an advisor specific to the major in which you are interested.

Asynchronous Opportunities:

BioRenewables Complex

Your tour will be given of Sukup and Elings Hall – the home to the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). ABE has been a leader in providing engineering solutions to agricultural problems in the United States and the world. These buildings showcase famous labs, including the tractor engine lab and hydraulics lab, and many spaces for hands-on classes. Through this tour you will learn more about our hands-on majors in Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Agricultural Systems Technology, and Industrial Technology.

Agriculture 450 Farm

The AgEdS 450 Farm is the only student managed farm at a land grant university in the United States. The AgEdS 450 Farm allows students to be involved in everyday management decisions and practices of a typical central Iowa farm. This is a capstone course for students majoring in agricultural studies. On this tour, you will see the diversified farm and learn how to become involved.


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