Thanksgiving Door Decs

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New door decs are up! Write what you are thankful for on the blank so we can all appreciate the holidays together. Please keep it genuine and appropriate. What would you tell your Grandma you’re thankful for this holiday season?

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Cake Walk

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Southwest’s Annual Cake Walk was a huge success, and I was so glad to see some 1W members win some baked goods! What an awesome time with friends, music, and goodies it was. There were other activities there as well, that nearly guaranteed you a smaller baked item while you waited for the line for the Cake Walk. We raised a pretty penny for the Grant County Humane Society, and also for Southwest Hall. Thank you so much to everyone who attended and donated baked goods!

Here, Pee in this Cup

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A new board is up for you to check out! No one really talks about the bodily functions down there, but they can really tell a lot about your health. Be sure to take a look at what certain colors of urine mean. If you’ve seen anything other than a shade of yellow, you might need to visit a doctor! Be sure to stay hydrated and healthy during this cold season!

Southwest Hall Facebook Page

facebook-earnings_largeHave you checked out Southwest Hall’s Facebook page? If not go here┬áto see what is going on around the building. Many events, need-to-knows, and interesting tidbits are posted on the Facebook page. If you are looking for a way to get more engaged in the Southwest Hall community, there is no better place to look. So what are you waiting for?!

Alex’s Lemonade Stand

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On Wednesday, a resident of 5th Floor and I put on a program to raise money for pediatric cancer research. We sold Apple Cider on a chilly fall day, and were able to raise quite a bit of money. It was a good way to get some experience in the business world and show how investing in something can make a difference. It showed that there are many aspects to running a business. From planning and set up, to customer service and knowledge about purchasing patterns. It was wonderful to see many friendly faces, and even a few from 1W. Thanks for your continued support!

When would be a good time to visit the Pioneer Farm?

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An Ag Ambassador would be leading the tour, and they last around an hour. Please let me know if you would be bringing anyone along with you in a comment or in the “other” section. I will need an accurate count of people for the tour! If the time is right, we could go out for lunch or dinner as a wing after or before! Check all the times you would be available! Click Read More for times.

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Peterson Farm Bros

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As you may have seen around the building last week, The Peterson Farm Bros were here at Platteville to help kick off Homecoming. Greg was the only Farm Bro that was at Platteville, since the others are in school still. Greg gives about 90 presentations a year, following their viral hits on YouTube! Check some of them out here! You may have heard their first song I’m Farming and I Grow It, but they have so many others!

YouTube is not the only thing these awesome guys do though. They have always been passionate about educating the world about farming practices. Greg talked about their success with YouTube, but he also talked about all of the nasty comments they got on their videos from people who knew nothing about the way that farms actually worked. He and his family have made it a point to be open with the things they do by writing blogs, making videos, and giving talks and tours of their farm about the way that farming technologies work.

A big take away from the talk was that people should talk about their stories with farming. People can watch all the videos that they want, but human connection really makes people understand things better. Talking with the people in the industry is one of the best way for the public to be educated. So if you are from a farm, work on your grandparent’s farm every summer, or are majoring in agriculture, share your story! You can make a difference just like The Peterson Farm Bros do.