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UW Short Course offers preview days Dec. 2-3

The University of Wisconsin-Madison”s Farm and Industry Short Course invites prospective students and their parents to campus on Dec. 2-3, 2009 to preview what the program has to offer. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences offers the one- or two-year short course program to high school graduates interested in farming or one of Wisconsin”s many other agricultural industries. The program runs from November to April and has an average enrollment of 135 students.

The preview days will give visitors a chance to tour the campus and attend classes in livestock housing, introductory soil science, farm machinery and dairy herd management.
Prospective students can talk to short course staff, current students, house fellows and alumni. They can also tour the Short Course Dormitories and learn about the many scholarship opportunities available and the types of careers that short course can lead to.

“Preview Days allow potential students to get a feel for the experience they can expect if they attend Short Course,” says Ted Halbach, short course director. “There”s no better way to find out for yourself than by visiting campus.”

There is no cost for the Preview Days, but pre-registration by Nov. 23, 2009 is strongly recommended. To register or for more information, please call (608) 263-3918 or e-mail Kimberley Brudny kbrudny@cals.wisc.edu.