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COTC and Ohio State Newark Collegiate 4-H to Host Ag Day

​​NEWARK, Ohio, April 4, 2018 — For the first time, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark Collegiate 4-H Club will be hosting Ag Day on April 10. It will be both inside and outside of the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center from 12 to 4 p.m. Square dancing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Martha Grace Reese Ampitheatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Ag Day is a day to celebrate and inform people about the ongoing importance of agriculture to humanity. The COTC and Ohio State Newark Collegiate 4-H Club is aiming to educate students and the public about agriculture, encourage involvement through interactive and educational activities, informational sessions, engaging speakers, square dancing and more.

"Attendees will have fun, learn about agriculture, be exposed to Ohio State faculty research, understand where their food originates, learn square dancing and maybe even win a prize," said Josh Flickinger, COTC and Ohio State Newark Collegiate 4-H Club president.

Ag Day speakers will include Verdie Abel and Katrina Carpenter, recycling education coordinators for Licking and Perry Counties., Morgan McCutcheon, 2018 Ohio State Fair queen, and Dr. Foster Anderson, veterinarian.

 Activities will include educational booths inside the Warner Library and Student Center. The educational booths will include FFA, 4-H (youth involvement) & Collegiate 4-H, OSU Extension, animal nutrition, Farm Bureau, careers in agriculture, biology and insect research, beekeeping, County Fairs and Recycling and Natural Resources.

Outside activities will include a hay bale toss, farm animals, farm equipment display and square dancing.

For more information contact COTC and Ohio State Newark Collegiate 4-H Club Advisor Wesley Grunden at grunden.24@osu.edu

Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.