The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources hosted their annual Field Day at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Main Station lab. Collegiate Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) participated in the event as part of the club’s mission to participate in community outreach.
“It was great to see members come out and help educate attendees on what Collegiate YF&R is trying to achieve as a new club on the UNR campus,” said Blane Merkley President of Collegiate YF&R.
Collegiate YF&R wanted a booth that grabbed people’s attention, so they hosted several watermelon eating contest throughout the day. It was a great way to get people interested and also a way for members to discuss with attendees the great work the club has done so far. In addition to the watermelon eating contest promotional flyers, Moolisa the Nevada Department of Agriculture dairy cow and raffle tickets for the saddle were sold to help promote Collegiate YF&R.
“CABNR Field day went well! Moolisa and the watermelons were a big hit,” said Melissa Jones a Collegiate YF&R member.
The kids had a great time interacting with Moolisa and it was a great educational opportunity for members to teach the children about the dairy industry.
Collegiate YF&R came together to reflect on the field day and saw it as an overall success. Eight watermelons were consumed and Moolisa went dry from milking! A huge thank you to CABNR for letting YF&R have a booth and a shout out to all the members that made this event a victory!
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