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Utah State University's Ag Week features farm equipment

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Farm equipment is being featured at Utah State University.
Farm equipment is being featured at Utah State University.

A number of pieces of farm equipment are being displayed as part of Utah State University's Ag Week.

The celebration at the university started on September 25 and runs through October 2. In order to kick things off, students from the university's College of Agriculture gave USU President Stan Albrecht gifts, which included a T-shirt commemorating the festivities and a collection of food grown in the state, the university's Aggie Town Square newspaper reported.

Amy Petersen, a senior who is majoring in agriculture education, noted that because the institution is a land-grant university, the college's Ag Week gets first dibs to celebrate on the campus.

"This year, we're trying to focus a lot on the diversity of ag," Petersen told the paper.

The state's Cache Valley Daily newspaper reported that following the event's fourth-annual tractor parade 15 pieces of farm equipment were put on display on the university's campus. The farm equipment was provided by a local dealership and was driven in the parade by students from the College of Agriculture.

Along with the university, a number of other organizations have held celebrations featuring farm equipment. The Farm Progress show, which boasts being the largest outdoor farm show in the country, was held from September 1 through September 3 in Decatur, Illinois.
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