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Who Has the Best Agriculture School?

October 5, 2010

College football fans, are you proud of your school? Do you want to learn more about a school and its agricultural programs? Do you just love college football? Well, AgWeb has the program for you.

AgWebFootball 410October 30, 2010, we will begin a pilot project designed to showcase the top agricultural colleges in the country, and their football programs. And you get to tell us where we visit.

(Click here to vote.)

The first campus visit will serve as a one-time pilot project this year. We plan to run a full-scale program through the 2011 football season.

The rules are simple:

  • We will visit schools in the Football Bowl System division that also have an agricultural college.
  • We will consider four schools each week.
  • The AgWeb audience will vote to help us select which of the four campuses to visit.
  • We recognize the value of true passion and persuasion, so your comments will also be considered when we make our selection. Comment when you vote so everyone can see your reasoning, or send us an e-mail and we’ll post your comments for you.
  • Based on the poll results and comments from the fans, students and alumni of each school, we will choose which campus to visit.
  • The first school of choice will be announced on AgWeb on Oct. 14, 2010. 


Here’ what to expect from AgWeb when we visit the campus:

  • We will spend Thursday afternoon and all day Friday on campus to give AgWeb readers a taste of the college life that will include:
    • A photo tour of the campus
    • Video interviews with the Dean of Agriculture, professors from the college, student interviews and an interview with a football player who is an ag student or another student athlete from the college of agriculture
    • Highlights of the key on-campus agricultural research
  • On Game Day:
    • Tours of the tailgating area to see the game day tradition
    • Reporting from the game via AgWeb, Facebook and Twitter.

The schools and games considered for this first program are (home team in bold):
University of Illinois Fighting Illini hosting the Purdue Boilermakers
Iowa State University Cyclones hosting the Kansas Jayhawks
Mississippi State Bulldogs versus the Kentucky Wildcats
Texas A&M Aggies hosting the Texas Tech Red Raiders

Where do you think we should visit? Vote now.

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COMMENTS (4 Comments)

mfurrer - Hanna City, IL
I love the Cyclones! Iowa State University has an excellent Agricultural College. ISU is rich in history and has unique programs for students to choose. Come to the Midwest! Ames is my home away from home!
4:50 PM Oct 13th
JustinSaenz - Ames, IA
Where else to start but at the beginning! Iowa State has a rich history in Agriculture from being the first Land Grand institution to being the birthplace of modern Extension. Here at Iowa State we have world class administration who put students and education first, caring faculty who always have their doors open, and Student who become lifelong friends. Not to mention some of the top academic programs in nation as well as specialized programs unique to Iowa State. Such as Global Recourse Systems where students leave ISU (as our Dean says) “Global Ready”, who knows they might even be the next Norman Borlaug. “World Class Reputation…..World Class Student”
1:51 PM Oct 13th
Garretweb2 - Tulare, CA
Why not head out west. Fresno State is in the heart of the most productive and diverse AG region in the country, we have a legendary football program, the quarter back Ryan Colburn is a Plant Science major and the campus has a huge and diverse farm.
10:59 AM Oct 8th
Only in Illinois do you have to build the library underground so you don't "throw shade on the plot". The Morrow Plots are the longest continous running test plots in the US.
3:07 PM Oct 5th



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