Ag Day at WIU

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Join the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture and the Fighting Leathernecks Thursday, Sept. 3 to celebrate two great traditions at Western Illinois University… agriculture and Leatherneck Football!

“Ag Day” will feature agricultural festivities from 4-6 p.m. just north of Hanson Field (in Q-Lot) at WIU. The Fighting Leathernecks will kick off the season opener game at 6 p.m. vs. the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Hanson Field.

Ag Day events are open free to the public. Adults, children and FFA and 4H members who pre-order football tickets through the WIU School of Ag (at will receive discounted ticket prices. Adult tickets are $8 each, and each ticket for a child (11 and under) or 4H and FFA members is $5.

Tickets purchased through the WIU School of Agriculture will support WIU ag student organizations—$5 from each adult ticket and $2 from each child or discounted 4H/FFA ticket will be donated to the ag student organization of the purchaser’s choice. For a list of ag student organizations, see

Other Ag Day activities will include:  Barnyard Discoveries for Kids; Ag in the Classroom Activities, pedal tractors, face painting, a photo booth, music provided by Madd Hoss Jackson; and a display of the latest farm equipment.

In addition, food will be served on site by the Tri-County Cattlemen and the Adams County Pork Producers.

To purchase football tickets and/or visit