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Parents and students can preview UW-Madison Farm Short Course Dec. 6 or Dec. 8

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites prospective students, including high school juniors and seniors, and their parents to preview what the Farm and Industry Short Course has to offer.

Short Course is a one- or two-year program open to high school graduates interested in farming or one of Wisconsin”s many other agricultural industries. The program, which runs from November to April, has an average enrollment of 135 students.

Visitors can tour the campus and attend classes in livestock housing, introductory soil science, farm machinery and dairy herd management from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 or Thursday, Dec. 8. Assistant dean Richard Daluge will welcome visitors and answer questions, and current students, house fellows and alumni will give their perspectives on the program. Visitors can tour the Short Course Dormitories and learn about the many scholarship opportunities in Short Course and the types of careers available to graduates.

There is no cost, but pre-registration is required. To register for either day, call Sheila Hessman at (608) 263-3918 or go here. The registration deadline is Nov. 25.