Lakeland to kick off SMF anniversary at Feast on the Farm

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July 2, 2019
Lakeland College invites members of the community to return to their rural roots in celebration of student leadership at Feast on the Farm 2019.
On Thursday, Aug. 15, Lakeland will welcome people to the Vermilion campus for the fourth annual event. Featuring toe-tapping fun, a delicious meal and live music by The Dirt Rich Band, Feast on the Farm is shaping up to be one of the most exciting events of the summer.

“We look forward to sharing both our agricultural history and current innovations in student-led learning throughout Lakeland at this year’s Feast on the Farm. We’re also thrilled to kick off our 30th anniversary celebrations for our Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland,” says Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO of Lakeland. 

The 2019-20 academic year marks three decades of Lakeland’s award-winning student-managed learning model on the farm. Lakeland will mark its anniversary throughout the year at annual events such as Band in the Sand, Open House, Little Royal and Homecoming 2020.

“Lakeland’s student-led learning concept nurtures innovation. Our agricultural sciences students don’t just apply the theory they learn in class on our SMF, they manage a commercial-scale crop enterprise. They conduct livestock research trials, manage a Dairy Learning Centre, take the lead in our Animal Health Clinic and more,” says Wainwright-Stewart.
“They graduate with the experience and knowledge needed to continue to excel in industry, which is what makes a Lakeland education different and a Lakeland grad stand out to potential employers. It’s what drives the work we do at Lakeland.”

Proceeds from Feast on the Farm support and enhance student leadership at Lakeland, including scholarships as well as support for student-managed activities across all of the programs.

Anyone interested in enjoying an evening outdoors at Feast on the Farm can purchase tickets online here.
Photos: (Top) Feast on the Farm 2019 logo. (Middle) Feast on the Farm attendees enjoy a delicious meal, live music and more while connecting to their rural roots. (Bottom) The Dirt Rich Band is this year's Feast on the Farm live entertainment.