Ag rounds up a week of events

By Sabrina Hounshell

Guitar Hero, burger building and a volleyball tournament: maybe not what you’d expect from a roundup.

That’s part of what students will get from this year’s Ag Roundup, though. The four-day event that begins on Wednesday hosts more than 10 events that include everything from Thursday’s Guitar Hero competition to a Saturday celebration that includes the UK band and cheerleaders.

All events will be in the field next to the ES Good Barn Building, directly across University Drive from Commonwealth Stadium.

Ag Roundup is an event that has been deemed a “family tradition,” said Carrie Tilghman, an agricultural education junior.

“Roundup is what convinced me that UK would be my home for these four years when I was a prospective student,” Tilghman said. “After I graduate I look forward to coming back as an alumni.”

On Thursday and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Block and Bridle Club will be preparing and serving food.

“They have really good free food, not just pizza, but like steaks and roasted chicken – always a plus,” said John Mains, a first-year graduate student.

Block and Bridle Club will also host the Build the Best Burger competition Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The winner of the competition receives $100.

The annual fall event is one that brings everyone involved in the college to one place giving the opportunity to get to know other students and faculty in a more relaxed atmosphere,

“I really enjoy the fellowship that takes place during Roundup when students, staff, and alumni come together to share in food, fun and old stories,” said Miranda Schack, an agriculture education junior. “It’s really just a great way to start up a great school year.”