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Have an “ag-citing” day at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus

Whole day will be dedicated to the school’s agricultural science programs

By Diego Flammini,

The newest and brightest minds who one day could be the future generation of farmers and agriculture professionals are invited to an entire day of tours, networking and workshops at Lakeland College’s “Ag-Citing 2015”.

The day-long event will take place at their Vermilion campus, located in Vermilion, Alberta on Friday, March 13.

The day will begin at 9:00 with a meet and greet and welcome session.

At 9:30am, an animal science technology presentation called “Bud Box” which will focus on bovines and an information session about the kind of skills needed to be able to properly care for animals.

At 10:00am, there will be tours of the residences and farms associated with the campus, as well as sessions about agribusiness, the challenges of a veterinary medical assistant and what to do if the student has been waitlisted for their program.

10:30am will feature education sessions on artificial insemination and pests and the crop technology needed to fight them.

Sessions will continue throughout the afternoon for students and parents to learn about financial aid, lambing and more.

Lakeland’s new equine and rodeo manager Katelyn Ellis, who joined Lakeland in November 2014 will also be on hand for a Q&A session and may just find some new recruits for the Lakeland College Rustlers.

Join the conversation. Are you or your child planning on attending this event and Lakeland College? What part of the day are you most looking forward to?

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