It’s not too often you smell the aroma of grilling when you pass by a farm; however, that is exactly what you would have smelled had you passed the Wilmington College Farm last Thursday. The Wilmington College Aggies and Collegiate 4-H clubs hosted their annual “Aggies Cookout” to welcome back returning members and incoming freshmen, as well as to kick off the new school year by holding their first meeting.
Aggies President, Josh Keith, led the meeting with an ice-breaker so the new freshmen, returning members and new members could get to know each other before sitting down to eat. “We had a combined total of 102 members in attendance,” Keith stated. There are also 78 incoming freshmen in the agricultural program, which is the highest number of agricultural students the college has seen in quite some time.
“Aggies and Collegiate 4-H are not just for agricultural students,” explained Keith, “we are a great team-building club with great people. We are actively involved in helping the community and it’s a great way to meet new people and stay active within the college. Just because you are not an agricultural student at Wilmington doesn’t mean you can’t join—we welcome anyone and everyone.”
The Aggies are teaming up with Collegiate 4-H to host their annual Barnyard Olympics this October, and Collegiate 4-H is also bringing in a speaker during the games. “Barnyard Olympics are a blast and if you haven’t experienced them you need to get out there this year,” senior Ethan Fite encourages.
Many exciting things are in store for the Aggies and Collegiate 4-H clubs this year, as President Keith has hinted at an upcoming surprise for members. If you are looking to become active, or want to meet new people and have lots of fun, join the team! Aggies and Collegiate 4-H will host their second meeting on September 13 in dining rooms C&D at 5pm. You can join one club for $8, or become a member of both for $10. Mark your calendars and come join the Aggies!