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Agriculture College Council organizes inaugural Ag Olympics

Ag Olymlpics participants.
Ag Olympics participants.

The inaugural University of Delaware Ag Olympics was held Saturday morning, Oct. 25, next to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) dairy farm on South Campus.

The event was organized by the Agriculture College Council (AgCC).

Six teams — including Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Zeta, the Food Science Club, the Animal Science Club, and graduate students — competed in various agriculture-related contests, said Emily Fritz, AgCC president.

Sarah Tull competes in the "Day in the Life of a Farmer" event during the Ag Olympics.
Sarah Tull competes in the “Day in the Life of a Farmer” event during the Ag Olympics.

The contests included an egg toss, sack races, a pie eating contest, tug of war and “A Day in a Life of a Farmer,” a relay in which each team member had to “wake up,” complete a series of agriculture-related tasks, and then go back to bed.

Including the AgCC members, about 50 people participated in the Ag Olympics and the champion Alpha Gamma Rho team received a trophy and a gift card, said Amanda Wagner, AgCC co-president.

A second place silver medal was awarded to the Animal Science Club and a third place bronze medal was presented to the Food Science Club.

“We hope this continues for many years to come and grow each year to have more participants,” Fritz said. “This was a fun fall event for CANR students and we hope students will look forward to it every fall semester.”

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