Western Illinois School of Agriculture Ag Day Basketball Game

western-illinois-basketball-ncaa-2013“Photo Credit: Western Illinois University”

Looking for somewhere to take the kids that’s warm and provides entertainment?

Bring them out to Western Hall on the Western Illinois University campus for the School of Agriculture’s Men’s and Women’s basketball games on February 25th, 2016.

Women’s Leathernecks play the North Dakota State Bison starting at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s Leathernecks play the Fort Wayne Mastodons at 8:00 p.m. Meals will be available during either halftime or in between the games. In addition to great basketball the WIU Ag students invite everyone to participate in educational booths and prize giveaways also during those times. During breaks there will be trivia games and contests the kids can participate in as well. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door that evening.

Womens-Basketball-14Mike-900x878“Photo credit:  Western Illinois University”
  • Adult game tickets: $8 for both games
  • Adult game tickets and meal: $13 (meal includes a drink, 2 slices of pizza, and ice cream)
  • Children, FFA , 4H game ticket: $5 for both games
  • Children, FFA, 4H game ticket and meal: $10 (meal includes a drink, 2 slices of pizza, and ice cream)

Local sponsors of the event are: 1st Farm Credit Services, Papa Johns, Prairie Farms, Sodexo, McDonough County Farm Bureau.

Ag students will be available to visit with the kids, answer questions about how food is raised, and where their food comes from.  My group’s booth is focusing on the different cuts of meat including beef, pork, and poultry. We will be sharing information with our visitors about where their favorite foods come from. We will have posters and brochures on hand to share information with the kids and adults who stop by. Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats, Inc. out of Galesburg, IL has kindly donated beef sticks from their facility to hand out. In addition the Illinois Beef Association and Illinois Pork Producers have donated some free give away items such as recipe pamphlets, pig-shaped erasers, and key chains.

For more information contact me via email at rc-artis@wiu.edu or contact the School of Ag office at (309)-298-1080.


Hello I’m Randall Artis a 2003 graduate of Rushville High School. I attended Spoon River College from 2003-2005 and earned an Associate of Arts. Attended Western Illinois University 2005-2007 and earned a Bachelor of Arts. Enlisted and served in the United States Air Force 2009-2012. Came back to Western Illinois University in 2014 and will graduate in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Ag business.



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