Wal Mart Stores : 'That's Through Us'
4-traders Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017
Move over, Aggie Shuttle! Some tractors would like to use Aggie Bull-evard. That’s exactly what happened Friday, as tractors of all shapes and sizes drove down the main artery of the Utah State University campus to mark the conclusion of College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Week. ... Sure, the parade was about having fun, said Garret Folkman, a USU junior and president of the Agricultural Technology Club. But he also believes the event provides a serious takeaway about agriculture. “This is where your food comes from,” he said. “You don’t get your food at Walmart; it has to get to Walmart somehow, and that’s through us.” The tractor parade is considered a staple event at USU and was even immortalized this past year on a puzzle created by Provo artist Eric Dowdle. Royce Hatch, a principal lecturer in CAAS, said the parade began, in part, as a tribute to eight USU students and professor who died in a van crash in 2005. But more than that, he said, USU officials wanted to educate the public about USU’s founding and role in the state. ... One of the event’s organizers, Reganne Briggs, a USU student majoring in animal, dairy and veterinary sciences, said Friday was the first time she had the opportunity to go; her class was not in the middle of her event. “I think it’s great for students who don’t necessarily have a background in agriculture to see what really started this college, because it is a land-grant university,” Briggs said