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

NEWARK, Ohio, March 28, 2019 —Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark Collegiate 4-H Club is hosting Ag Day on April 9. It will be both inside and outside of the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center from noon to 3 p.m. A dance will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Warner Center Performance Platform. The event is free and open to the public.Ag Day 2019.jpg

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

Ag Day speakers will include Karen Goodell, Ph.D., Ohio State Newark associate professor of evolution, ecology and organismal biology; Verdie Abel, recycling education coordinator for Licking and Perry Counties; Dr. Foster Anderson, veterinarian, and others.

Activities
InsideOutside
Educational BoothsFarm Animal Petting Zoo
  • Collegiate 4-H
  • Ohio State University Extension
  • Veterinary Science
  • Lynd's Orchard
  • East Central Ohio Beekeeper's Association
  • Bird's Haven Farm
  • Licking County Recycling
  • Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Licking County Farm Bureau
  • Many more!

Goats

Alpaca

Llamas

Miniature Horse

Rabbits

Pigs

Dairy Calves

Educational Lectures

• Karen Goodell, Ph.D., Pesticide Applications, Pests and Pollinators in Pumpkin Fields

• Foster Anderson, D.M.V., veterinarian, Animal Welfare

• Verdie Abel, Licking County Recycling,

Recycling Dos and Don'ts

• Many more!

Dance, 4 – 6 p.m., Warner Center Performance Platform

 

The Warner Center is located at 1219 University Drive, Newark, Ohio. For more information, contact COTC and Ohio State Newark Collegiate 4-H Club Advisor Jessica Huffman at huffman.817@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.