Brag About Ag

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Hello again, 6 South!

Last night at the UW-Platteville Pioneer Farm, UW-Platteville Collegiate Farm Bureau held their 5th annual Brag About Ag event. There were free Farm Tours from 4:00pm-5:00pm led my students from the School of Agriculture.

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At 5:oopm, a FREE supper was served to all who came! It was AMAZING!!!

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At 5:30, we had three guest speakers share their agricultural knowledge and experiences. Our first speaker was Senator Howard Marklein who talked about how agriculture impacted his life, some ag policies, and future bills. The next speaker was a past Alice in Dairyland, Angela Udelhoven. She talked about her experience growing up on a family farm in Mineral Point, WI and the opportunity she had as serving as Alice in Dairyland. Our Last speakers were a newlywed couple who are young farmers and just getting started in the agricultural field. Together, they have a Dairy Farm partnered with a current Dairy Farmer who is about to retire. We got to hear about all of the good and bad times they have experience as new farmers. All of these speakers had great comments and stories to share!

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 I highly encourage everyone to attend Brag About Ag next spring!
Have a great weekend!
~RA Lara

Poverty Dinner

Hello, 6 South!

Last night, the Leadership LLC and some of the foreign exchange students participated in a Poverty Dinner. At 2pm, a few of us made some food for the dinner. The menu included apple juice, pie, pasta, salad, rice, and beans. When the food was all cooked, we had a guest from campus who led us through the Poverty Dinner. When we walked in the classroom we all got a card with a new identity. There was a mixture of identities and they all fell under either high income, middle income, or low income. Each identity came with a story and we were able to share our story with our peers. Depending on our income, determined how much food we got for dinner. For example, the high income identities got to eat everything on the menu, while the low income identities only were served 1 scoop of rice. This activity was very eye opening and educational. We learned a ton of shocking, yet interesting facts about poverty throughout the world. Here are just a few of them to share:

  • Currently, 15 million children in the United States alone suffer from hunger every day.
  • Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.
  • The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished.
  • Every 10 seconds, one child dies from hunger.

Now, I want you to think…. What can you do to help world hunger??? One person can make a huge difference!

Everyday is a GREAT day to be a Pioneer!

~RA Lara

Pre-Professional Days

Good Morning, 6 South!

This past Tuesday and Wednesday there was an event called Pre-Professional Days on Campus. This event is where the School of Education 161013307_0invites several local educators, administrators, UW-Platteville alumni and faculty members to present  on many current education topics. All education students are encouraged to attend several of the Professional Development Sessions for their education classes. All majors on campus, however, are welcomed to attend any session.

This year I attended two sessions. The first session was all about how to utilize the idea of a flipped classroom as a future educator. This session was really intriguing to me because it allows for more time in the classroom for hands-on activities. This session would be beneficial for all students to attend because this is the way into the future for education. This session can give you a feel for what your future children may be experiencing in the classroom.

The second session I attended was about ADHD/ADD and Tourette’s Syndrome. This session was very eye opening because we got to hear from the speakers who were diagnosed with these conditions. As a future educator, I learned ways on how to work with students who may have ADD/ADHD or Tourette’s Syndrome to help them succeed in my classroom. This session would have been helpful for anyone to attend because in your future occupations you will be working with individuals who may be different than you.

All in all, these were some great sessions, and I strongly encourage ALL majors to attend Pre-Professional Days in the fall. 🙂

Have a Great Day!
~RA Lara

Don’t get Super Smashed Bro!

Hey 6th floor!

Did you see the new bulletin board?? It’s amazing!! Missy, one of the RAs on 6 North, is an Art Major and clearly has some incredible skills!

This bulletin board is all about alcohol consumption. For those of you who are 21 or older, just remember to only drink as much as you can handle. For those of you who are not of age, which means all of you 6 South 🙂 just keep this board in the back of your head for when you are of age.

~RA Joe

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Stop the Hate

Hey all!

So last Thursday, I went to this campus event called Stop the Hate over in the PSC in the Mississippi Room. They have these talks throughout the year, usually at least once a month, and the next one should be some time later in March. I will get you the exact date for all who are interested!

This Stop the Hate Session was all about racial hate and bias in and out of campus. We discussed how much each “level” of offense each example was with a few Criminal Justice majors. They certainly taught me alot, such as if graffiti is severe enough, it could be so bad it would be a life sentence in prison.

All in all, just mind what you’re putting out there. What you may think of as funny, isn’t funny to another person and then that’s when the law enforcement gets involved.

Just be courteous and life is grand!!

~RA Joe

Spaghetti Dinner

Hey 6th floor!

So I hoped you enjoyed your spaghetti dinner over in the kitchen earlier last week! It was great to have a mingling between 6 north and 6 south. Even better, the food turned out great! After we ran out of noodles, for those of you who stuck around, we actually got like 3 more boxes of noodles and so we definitely ate our fill. To those of you who left, sorry we didn’t have enough right away!

I hope to see you at the next event!!

~RA Joe