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Morrisville State will have presence throughout New York State Fair

MORRISVILLE, NY—Morrisville State will have a vast presence again at this year’s New York State Fair, which runs Aug. 21-Sept. 1.

Fairgoers can learn more about the college’s horses housed in their building located near Gate 4 by the Coca-Cola Coliseum and the Iroquois Indian Village. In addition to horses, the college’s automotive club will showcase its “rat rod,” a 1936, 1-1/2 ton truck whose cab is from a 1940 Dodge pickup. The engine, a 1980 Oldsmobile diesel, runs on biodiesel fuel made on campus.

Participants can also obtain an array of information about the college, athletics, activities, and speak to faculty and staff about the college’s program offerings. Morrisville State alumni are encouraged to stop by and access materials to find fellow classmates, enjoy history about the college and get caught up on its expansion and progress. Alumni Day at the Fair is Aug. 24.

The college will also have a presence and provide samples in the Taste New York Marketplace (formerly Pride of New York), managed by the Morrisville State College Auxiliary Corporation (MAC) through Nelson Farms. Located at the main entrance to the Fair, the building resembles an old-time store stocked with food grown or produced in every corner of New York State.

Additionally, the School of Agriculture, Sustainability, Business and Entrepreneurship will have an exhibit in the Future Farmers’ of America (FFA) Building. The college will also be showcased on Aug. 25 in the SUNY Plaza, located inside the Science & Industry Building near the main entrance and Chevy Court.

Equine faculty and students will be honing their prowess, competing with the Morrisville College Foundation’s six-horse Belgian hitch in the coliseum near the dairy barn. Admission to the horse show is free. Morrisville is the only college in North America to compete with a six-horse hitch.

Morrisville State sets the world in motion for students. Curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Education Service Honor Roll. The college was recognized, by U.S. News and World Report, in its top tier Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. Visit to experience, Morrisville in motion.