Agriculture students participate in Home and Garden Show
04/20/2006

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


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