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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Athletic Department and School of Agriculture will host its second annual ‘Celebrate Agriculture’ football game in partnership with Badgerland Financial on Oct. 15. The Pioneers will kick off against Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) opponent, UW-River Falls Falcons, at 2 p.m. at the Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium.

As part of the Pioneer’s homecoming festivities and 150th year celebration of UW-Platteville, the ‘Celebrate Agriculture’ theme will commence with the homecoming parade beginning at 10 a.m. where Pioneer Farm tractors will drive down Main Street of Platteville. Celebrations will continue with a special half-time check presentation during the football game with the School of Agriculture and Badgerland Financial representatives.

“At Badgerland Financial, supporting hard-working farmers and rural communities is what we do and why Farm Credit has been around for the last 100 years. That is why we have teamed up with UW-Platteville Athletics and the School of Agriculture for a ‘Celebrate Agriculture’ game. We invite the community to join us in paying tribute to the importance of the agriculture industry and its deep roots in southwest Wisconsin,” said Rochelle (Ripp) Schnadt, Marketing Specialist at Badgerland Financial and UW-Platteville agriculture alum.

“The Pioneer Athletic Department is pleased to partner with Badgerland Financial again to celebrate Wisconsin’s $88 billion agricultural industry. We hope the day’s events will bring awareness to the agriculture industry, the School of Ag at UW-Platteville and be a way of saying thank you to family farmers and agribusinesses in Southwest Wisconsin and the tri-state area,” said Mike Emendorfer, UW-Platteville Interim Athletic Director.

UW-Platteville’s School of Agriculture enrolls and provides practical learning experiences to approximately 800 students annually.

Badgerland Financial, headquartered in Prairie du Sac, Wis., is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of agriculture and rural America.

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