K-State ASI To Host Open House Activities April 1

Plan to attend these activities hosted by the K-State ASI organizations and units during the All-University Open House.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State University All-University Open House will be April 1 with activities across campus going on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry (ASI), including the Food Science Institute, will host several activities throughout the day.

A highlight of Open House each year is the Little American Royal (LAR) hosted in Weber Arena. LAR is a livestock show hosted by the Block & Bridle and Dairy Science clubs in which students have the opportunity to exhibit animals from the university farm units. Species shown include beef cattle, dairy cattle, hogs, sheep, goats and horses. The public is welcome to watch the show that begins at noon.

Several other ASI organizations and units will be hosting events throughout the day. The Collegiate Cattlewomen will have a booth in Weber Hall. Play their game “Benefits of Beef” to learn about the benefits of eating beef and win a beef stick. They will also be selling merchandise. The K-State ASI Sheep and Meat Goat Unit will have sheep and goats located on Weber lawn for kids to learn about the animals and research conducted here at K-State. The K-State Horsemen’s Association will have an interactive booth with live horses to learn about horsemanship through fun activities. The Meat Lab will also be hosting a tour of the Lab and offering samples to try and products to purchase from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Food Science Institute will be hosting several “Fun with Food Science” exhibits in and around Call Hall including: snap a picture at the photo booth, tour the dairy plant, create your own ice cream, explore food safety and experience sensory boxes. The Poultry Judging Team will be hosting a poultry exhibit in front of Call Hall.

The Rodeo Club and Food Science Club will have exhibits at the College of Ag Hub located on the south side of Waters Hall. The Rodeo Club will have roping demonstrations and lessons and the Food Science Club will host “Guess the Scent.”

The Call Hall Dairy Bar will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a complete list of College of Agriculture activities, visit https://www.k-state.edu/openhouse/events/college/agriculture.html.

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