WKU hosts field day for future farmers

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Students in the Western Kentucky University agriculture department had the opportunity to help out some future agriculture majors.

Today was Agri science and education field day.

At the L.D. Brown Expo Center, students from over 24 schools in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana came to test their skills in various agriculture related activities. Some of those activities included livestock evaluation, and welding.

The field day is beneficial so students can see if they’d like to pursue a career in agriculture.


WKU Agricultural Education Society president Catherine Wilson explained why people are needed in these careers.

“There are so many jobs out there today. Pretty much anything pertains to agriculture. Whether you run a business or you’re in a bank or even out on the family farm. We need people in agriculture,” said Wilson

The WKU department of agriculture and food services also offers a program called ASSET. This is a five-day conference for students who have finished their junior year of high school.