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Celebrate CAAS Week with the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017


The Utah State University College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences is celebrating CAAS Week Sept. 18-22. The week will recognize the one-of-a-kind programs, people and organizations that help make the college so unique. Through the different events and activities, students will get a small taste of the many things CAAS has to offer.

The theme for this year’s CAAS week is Back to Our Roots, noting Utah State University’s founding as an agricultural college and state agricultural experiment station.

“We really want to focus on the beginnings of USU as the Utah Agricultural College,” said Heather Lieber, CAAS senator. “We are featuring many traditional agricultural events including cow milking lessons, swing dancing and the tractor parade through the center of campus. We also have the opportunity to spotlight some of our non-traditional programs, such as Outdoor Product Design and Development through the Outdoor Nation Campout.”

Monday night’s campout on the Quad is the kickoff event for Outdoor Nation Challenge, an opportunity for Utah State to be named the “Most Outdoorsy Campus” in the nation. The competition begins September 18 and runs through October 15, and is based on people with USU connections earning points for participating in an array of outdoor activities. Details are available at

The CAAS Council has also partnered with the Utah Farm Bureau to create a digital scavenger hunt that will get students involved in agricultural activities around the community.

“We love this week, we love everything it showcases and represents for our college and we look forward to seeing everyone at our activities,” Lieber said.

For a complete list of events, visit:

Contact: Heather Lieber,
Writer: Aubree Thomas,

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