Alpha Gamma Rho hosts annual AgFest at UW-Platteville

September 30, 2013

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Beta Gamma chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity hosted UW-Platteville’s annual AgFest on Sept. 10 to get students involved with clubs and organizations in the field of Agriculture. Approximately 245 students and faculty participated in the event.

Currently at UW-Platteville, there are 19 ag-based organizations including fraternities, sororities and clubs. “AgFest is for anyone interested in any of our agricultural organizations here on campus,” said Ethan Olson, vice president of Alpha Gamma Rho. “It focuses on people with agricultural backgrounds and agricultural majors but is open to anyone with an interest in agriculture.”

Attendees had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Ryan Gosch, a recruiter for Winfield Solutions through Land O’Lakes, who spoke about the importance of being involved in not only academics but also in organizations that relate to students’ career interests.

“He also stressed how important internships are to not only students but also future employers,” said Olson. “He deals with multiple résumés and employers each year so he knows what companies expect from students and they want both academic success and campus involvement.”

Overall, members of Alpha Gamma Rho were pleased with the amount of people who came and supported the event. “It was great to see faculty attend,” said Olson. “Thanks to everyone who came and made AgFest such a great success.”

Contact: Ethan Olson, Alpha Gamma Rho, olsonet@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Carly Willman, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, willmanc@uwplatt.edu

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