University of Wyoming Extension News

Ag appreciation barbecue fuels student organizations, scholarships

Ag students and members of agricultural student organizations prepare and serve the food.

Ag students and members of agricultural student organizations prepare and serve the food.

The 31st annual Ag Appreciation Day Barbecue is noon-1:30 Saturday, Sept. 14, in Tailgate Park near War Memorial Stadium prior to the University of Wyoming-University of Northern Colorado football game.

The barbecue, part of Ag Appreciation Weekend at the University of Wyoming, raises money for agricultural student scholarships and organizations. Tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance by contacting Kelly Wiseman, Office ofAcademic and Student Programs, in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at 307-766-4135. Adult tickets are $10, children are $5 and children under 5 are free.

Event sponsors include the college, local businesses, agricultural groups and individual donors. Wyoming beef, pork and lamb sandwiches are prepared and served by members of the college’s student organizations.

Last year’s barbecue served 600 patrons and generated more than $6,500 in support of the college judging teams, student organizations and scholarships.