There were 108 smiling faces — under their masks, of course — at College Royal 2021 last Friday (October 15).
College Royal celebrates the long-standing tradition of agricultural showmanship, while celebrating the unique culture of Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill.
Demonstrations include livestock handling skills, knowledge of agricultural plants and the ever-popular Farmers' Olympics — think hay-bale rolling, feed-sack racing and, of course, the famous milk chug.
The event is a testament to generations of students dedicated to maintaining the culture of animal-husbandry and health, while continuing to improve public awareness of agricultural issues.
Co-chairs Alesha Dennis, Olivia Bolt and Kaycee Ward organized the event and were pleased with the turnout.
“It was so fun to be part of organizing these events this year,” said Kaycee. “As a fourth-year student these are memories I will cherish forever. I want to thank the RAC staff and DASA for their continued support through everything.”
Olivia felt being a College Royal co-chair was a fun experience. "The turn out this year was amazing and people seemed to have a really great time showing their animals.”
Alesha had known for a long time that she wanted to plan College Royal.
“I grew up going to exhibitions across Nova Scotia and in my first year I was so excited to participate in College Royal," explained Alesha. “In my first year I learned about what a huge tradition it is for students here at the AC and I was so grateful to be a part of it each year — especially this year. The energy that floats through the barns the week leading into College Royal can’t be found anywhere else. I made memories this year that will last a lifetime and would like to thank each and every person that was a part of its success this year. “
Judges included David Allan (sheep), Ryan Porter (dairy), and Kayla Graham (poultry).
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