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MJC celebrates 60th anniversary of Ag Open House

POSTED September 24, 2012 3:11 p.m.

Modesto Junior College invites the public to the 60th Annual Agriculture Open House, scheduled for Oct. 11 in the newly-constructed Agriculture Center for Education, ‘ACE’ Pavilion located off Brink Avenue on MJC’s West Campus.  MJC Agriculture students will plan, construct and present displays, which feature the many agriculture majors offered at the college.  Additionally, there will be tours of the agriculture instructional livestock production units and the agriculture intern housing.  The tours and displays will begin at 4 p.m. originating at the ‘ACE’ Pavilion.  A barbecued chicken dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

In addition to the tours and the many displays, there will be a program honoring the past tenured faculty of the program dating back to 1923.  The program will run from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with the displays reopening after the program and remaining open until 8 p.m.

 “The Agriculture and Environmental Sciences’ students and staff are excited about the opportunity to showcase the myriad of educational programs the department has to offer along with all of the new facilities that have been constructed as a result of the Measure E bond,” said Mark Anglin, dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences for MJC.  

Anglin added, “I would like to extend a special invitation to all alumni, MJC Agriculture professors’ emeriti, the community, industry partners, and friends to attend this annual event.”

Dinner tickets are available for $10 on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be purchased in the Agriculture Office located on East Campus.  For more information contact the MJC Ag Department Office at 575-6200.  Those not able to attend the dinner are invited to enjoy the program and displays free of charge.

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