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UW Ag Short Course Holds Preview Days Feb. 17º18

The University of Wisconsin-Madison”s Farm and Industry Short Course invites prospective students and their parents to visit campus on Feb. 17 or 18 to see 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 production agriculture, landscaping or one of Wisconsin”s many other agricultural industries. The program runs from November to April and has an average enrollment of 135 students.

Short Course Preview Days offers visitors a chance to tour the campus and attend classes in advanced reproduction, plant diseases, managing a pasture-based dairy business, beef cattle management and production and soil and water resource 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 scholarships available and 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, director of the short course program. “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 Feb. 10 is strongly recommended. To register or learn more, call (608) 263-3918 or e-mail Kimberley Brudny kbrudny@cals.wisc.edu.