Purdue University, Warren Central Intermediate scheduled to visit Alcorn’s agriculture department

Alcorn State University is staying committed to enhancing the knowledge of its students and affiliates.

Alcorn’s department of agriculture will welcome about 20 people from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture from West Lafayette, Ind. and about 80 5th and 6th grade students from Warren Central Intermediate School in Vicksburg, Miss. to engage in agricultural sessions on Monday, October 13 at 9:30 a.m. The general opening session will be in the Ray Johnson Assembly Room and then depart to the Ecology/Dairy area for the morning session.

Doctors Pam Morris and Shawn Donkin will represent Purdue, along with two faculty members from the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Science teacher Ms. Christina Hood will bring students from Warren Central Intermediate School.

Department of agriculture’s Chair Dr. Daniel J. Collins is pleased to have college and middle aged students interacting about ways of improving agriculture.

“I am very happy about the schools visiting Alcorn on the same day,” said Collins. “It is important that our youth see land grant universities working together to address issues in sustainable agriculture and to show our students the world of opportunities the food and agricultural sciences has to offer,” said Collins.

Dr. Collins is also asking Alcorn students to come to the graduate and professional school session from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. with Purdue University in room 220 and 230 of the Research/Extension Complex. Students should come professionally dressed with their resumes.

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