Stockbridge was a “hit” at the UMass Majors Fair

Students who have not yet declared a major showed up yesterday to “go shopping” at the UMass Majors Fair held in the Campus Center Auditorium.  There was lots of interest in Stockbridge majors.

Sustainable Food and Farming seniors, Kelsey Welborn and Will Lewis were kept busy answering questions.  The Honeycrisp apples from the Cold Spring Orchard were also a big hit!

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Dr. Om Parkash  spoke to students about the Plant, Soils and Insect Sciences major and highlighted opportunities for students to get involved in our research programs.

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Dr. Scott Ebdon was busy talking with prospective Turfgrass Science and Management majors.

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Students had fun guessing the weight of the Rouge de Provence winter squash (a French heirloom variety).   Natural Resources Conservation student, Holly Giard, won a Stockbridge hat when she guessed the weight of the squash (which weighed 16 lbs. 7 oz.) missing the actual weight by only a few ounces!   Special thanks to new Sustainable Food and Farming graduate student, Nikki Burton, who grew the squash!

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Students guessed anywhere from 7 lbs. to 95 lbs.!

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Drs. Parkash, Ebdon and Gerber had fun speaking with students about the Stockbridge School of Agriculture!

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Not every major had as much interest as ours!

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Cleaning up we discovered how many Ph.D’s it takes to fold up an A-frame!   🙂

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