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Annual Ag Arama Set for Friday and Saturday, January 30-31, 2009, at University Teaching and Outreach Center at the U of M, Crookston
December 9, 2008

Contact: Terrill Bradford, instructor, animal science, 218-281-8108 (, Henry Wilson, assistant professor, 218-281-8140 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Crookston, Minn. (December 9, 2008) – Ag Arama will take place at the University of

Dairy Novice class during Ag Arama 2008.
Dairy novice competition during Ag Arama 2008.

Minnesota, Crookston on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31, 2009, in the University Teaching and Outreach Center (UTOC), located on the north end of campus. Saturday’s events begin at 8 a.m. and showcase U of M, Crookston students in a variety of agricultural contests throughout the day. Awards ceremony begins at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact the Ag Arama advisors Terrill Bradford at 218-281-8108 ( or Henry Wilson, Ph.D., at 218-281-8140 (

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2009 Ag-Arama Schedule of Events


Friday, January 30, 2009

12:00-5:00 p.m.
Agronomy, Horticulture, and Natural Resource Contests (Greenhouse and Owen)


6:00-8:00 p.m.
Chili Feed (UTOC) - $5 gets you all you can eat!
Sponsored by the Animal Science Association


Saturday, January 31, 2009

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Animal Science Showmanship Contests


  Novice Experienced
8:30 am Dairy Swine
9:00 am Beef English Horse Showmanship
9:30 am English Horse Showmanship Sheep
10:00 am       Swine Western Horse Showmanship
10:30 am Western Horse Showmanship Dairy
11:00 am Sheep Beef
11:30 am No Novice Lamb Lead

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ag Industries Show


12:00 p.m. 
Round Robin Showmanship


12:30 p.m. 
Alumni Showmanship


1:00 p.m. 
National Anthem
Coronation of 2009 Ag Arama Royalty


1:45 p.m. 
Games provided by Clubs 


3:00 p.m. 
Presentation of Specialty Awards
  Awards Presentation
  Sweepstakes Awards


5:30-7:00 p.m.
Alumni Social at the Irishman’s Shanty


9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Ag Arama Dance at the Crookston Armory
   Music Provided by Southpaw Sound