FVSU plans tailgating event



August 17, 2011 – As football season approaches, plans to provide a tailgating atmosphere for students is on the drawing board at Fort Valley State University. The university is hosting 4-H/FFA Ag Day at 1 p.m., September 10 at the C. W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center. The event offers fun and games, plus an opportunity to learn. Participants receive a football game ticket, t-shirt and a meal.

FFA advisers and 4-H leaders are encouraged to gather middle and high school students for an event packed with activities such as rock wall climbing, corn hole, ladder ball, football toss, washers and pedal cart racing.

Before the FVSU vs. Delta State University game, attendees will participate in agricultural activities, learn about majors offered by the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, observe a biofuel-making demonstration and tour the university’s popular Life on the Farm exhibition featuring live animals. Agriculture-related careers will also be showcased.

“We are combining fun activities with educational experiences that will expose students to our campus and agriculture in an enjoyable, relaxing tailgating atmosphere,” said Phillip Petway, the FVSU 4-H Extension agent, who is helping coordinate the event.

Central Region FFA and FVSU 4-H are collaborating to help promote agriculture and Fort Valley State University.

For registration information, contact the event coordinators: Chris Corzine atccorzine@gaaged.org or 864-844-4412 and Phillip Petway at petwayp@fvsu.edu or (478) 825-6759 prior to the September 1 deadline.

Event Information:

Who: FFA Chapters, 4-H Clubs, and Youth Groups.

When: Check-in begins at noon; event starts at 1 p.m.

Where: Fort Valley State University, Pettigrew Center, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, Ga.

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Contact:
Fort Valley State University
College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology
(478) 825-6345

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