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Alumni Events

Little International

The Little "I" events consist of showmanship competitions in five livestock species (horses, goats, pig, sheep, and beef cattle). Students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to participate in the events and share this experience. Little I is open to family and friends of students, faculty, alumni, and industry members. As part of the program, you're invited to watch the showmanship contest and/or attend the luncheon and awards ceremony. The event will be held November 10th at the Don Scott Field Animal Facilities, 3658 Kays Avenue, Dublin, OH 43017. Tentative start time is 11am. For more information, you can follow Saddle & Sirloin here.

Buckeye Royal

The Buckeye Royal Showmanship contest is open to all students on campus, including those with or without dairy experience! It is an opportunity for students who are not from a dairy background to see, understand, and experience dairy cattle and try their hand at showing dairy cattle. Participants practice handling and showing their animals for two weeks prior to the contest so they can prepare for their class. Food and refreshments will be provided! We hope you will consider coming out and practicing! There will also be a costume class for those of you who would like dress up your heifer, the most creative costume will receive a prize! The Buckeye Royal will be held Sunday, October 27th at 12:00pm at the Waterman Dairy Farm, 2433 Carmack Rd. Columbus, OH 43210

Dairy Day

Join us for Dairy Day in Wooster on Thursday, November 14! The event will start at 10 am at the Secrest Welcome Center with 3 keynote speakers, refreshments will be provided. Lunch is free and will be served at noon, with vendors available to talk and promote their products or services. Afternoon sessions will begin at 1:00 pm at the farm, with different researchers in stations around the farm for short discussions and Q&A. We are asking for preregistration to be done by October 31st; the registration link should be available soon. After October 31st, the fee is $25/person or $100/farm.