Becky Finfrock

Sep 03, 2013  |  Today's News

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) invites you to attend the annual Salute to Agriculture Day event at the University of Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 7. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board supports this event as a way to reinforce the importance of agricultural studies in the land-grant system. Football tickets are available from the College of ACES for $20.

Join the College of ACES from 9 to 11 a.m. for a public tailgate at the ACES tent located just west of the State Farm Center (Assembly Hall) main entrance/circle drive. Then, watch the Fighting Illini football team take on the Cincinnati Bearcats at 11 a.m.

“The Salute to Agriculture Day event will be an amazing opportunity for prospective students, current students, alumni and friends to meet U of I President Bob Easter, legendary agribusiness broadcaster Orion Samuelson, and several distinguished agricultural leaders of Illinois while networking with our ACES family,” said Kendra Courson, ACES Assistant Director for Special Events. “An auction of State Fair prize winning meat packages will wrap up the program.”

Register for tickets now at https://ecommerce.aces.illinois.edu/salutetoagriculture/. A breakfast of bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches and L.A. Gourmet signature cinnamon rolls will be featured in the tent. Adult breakfast tickets are $15, and student breakfast tickets are $10. A cash bar will be available. Individual game tickets may also be purchased for $20.

Please note that there are a limited number of football tickets for sale, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be purchased or picked up if reserved online prior to the tailgate between Sept. 3 through Sept. 6 at the ACES Library, Suite 115, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., or at the tailgate on Sept. 7.

For more information, contact slconrad@illinois.edu or call 217-244-8227.