Fort Hays State University agriculture students recently participated in the Home and Garden Show in Hays by presenting an educational program.
Sponsored by a Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Kansas WaterLINK Service Learning grant, the presentation allowed students to educate the public over two days with pamphlets, a pollution quiz and a demonstration of how Atrazine can be detected in the soil and ground water and through a question-and-answer session.
One demonstration, by the Agronomic Crop Production class, covered pollution through "Enviroscape," which visually demonstrated where pollution can originate and how it can be reduced.
Another demonstration, by the Agronomic Crop Insects class, showed the public how insects can be both beneficial and detrimental to crops.
Participants are listed by hometown.
Arapahoe, CO: Jared Myers, senior
Deerfield: Jason Miller, junior
Hays: Joe Wasinger, sophomore
McDonald: Andrew Marshall, freshman
Minneapolis: Eric Klein, junior
Oberlin: Dustin Ketterl, sophomore; Brent Olson, senior; Ryan Ruf, senior; Justin Williby, senior
Pawnee Rock: Robert Neeland, junior
Pratt: Darrin Lenkner, senior
Rozel: Doug Colglazier, junior
Spring Hill: Drew Acinger, junior
Weskan: Tucker Sexson, senior