Thursday, April 18, 2013

A High What?

By Sarah Correll

Yesterday was National Haiku Day.  If you’re like me, you might not be exactly sure what that is.  I checked it out, and it’s a poem with three verses of 5, 7, and 5 syllables (it’s been a while since English class).  Nevertheless, here is my attempt!

Silos, corn cribs, cows
Indiana sights and scenes
Line the roads ahead.

Alright, so I’m no poet.  But this haiku about cheese from Cricket Creek Farm is pretty neat!

“cheese surprises me
i think i know her, but then
oh! impressed again”

While my poetry skills are still lacking, there is certainly a lot to appreciate about Indiana agriculture.  The Purdue University College of Agriculture hosted “SWAG Week” last week.  SWAG stands for See What Ag Gives, and they invited the entire campus to get involved with the event.

Buttons were found on jackets and backpacks with things that agriculture gives individuals all week.

Even the bell tower got involved with a special green glow.

But more than anything else, it was exciting to see students from across the College of Agriculture and from across campus come together to talk about what ag gives.  We already can’t wait for next year!

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