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Morrisville State College to Participate in New York State Fair

MORRISVILLE, NY—Morrisville State College will participate again in the New York State Fair with exhibits that showcase the college’s academic programs, fish raised in its Aquaculture Center and products from its food processing facility, Nelson Farms.

The college will tout a newly designed exhibit in the Horticulture Building during the fair which runs Aug. 24 through Sept. 4. Visitors can obtain an array of information about the college at the booth and speak to faculty and staff about the college’s program offerings, athletics and activities.

On Aug. 24, students and faculty will demonstrate a student-developed online farmer’s market, a project funded by the New York Farm Viability Institute which provides consumers with specialty products from New York agriculture producers.

Representatives from the college’s Alumni Office will also be on hand at the college’s booth in the Horticulture Building. Morrisville State College alumni are encouraged to stop by and access books to find fellow classmates and enjoy some history about the college.

Throughout the duration of the fair, Nelson Farms will be offering a few samples of its more than 300 products at the New York State Ag and Markets booth in the Horticulture Building. Those products will be for sale at an additional exhibit in the Wine Court.

The college’s School of Agriculture and Natural Resources will also feature a display in the Future Farmers’ of America (FFA) Building. That display will include a “living stream,” one fish tank filled with trout and another filled with tilapia raised in the college’s Aquaculture Center.

During the fair, equine faculty and students will also be competing with the Morrisville College Foundation’s six-horse Belgian hitch in the equine facility.

Morrisville State College offers 12 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers programs in business, transfer, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, nursing, and a new degree in early childhood, to Chenango County area residents and employers.