For the third year in a row, Agassiz Drain Tile of Buxton, N.D. has stepped up to sponsor Mayville State University’s Farmers Bowl. In 2012, Agassiz became the first-ever sponsor of the event. Because of Agassiz Drain Tile’s monetary contribution, the Farmers Bowl festivities have generated greater support for Mayville State University and its students, giving more students the opportunity to benefit from a Mayville State education.
“The support of Agassiz Drain Tile during the last two years definitely contributed to the record-breaking success of Farmers Bowl,” said Mayville State Executive Foundation Director John Klocke. “We’re truly grateful to Agassiz Drain Tile for their generosity.”
With the addition of a reverse auction and Agassiz Drain Tile’s sponsorship contributions, Farmers Bowl activities generated a record of nearly $63,000 in 2012, and that was topped with $67,000 taken in in 2013.
Established in 2005, Agassiz Drain Tile is Agassiz Drain Tile is a sub-surface drainage contractor which is locally owned and located near Buxton, N.D. Agassiz Drain Tile specializes in large and small pattern tiling systems that are designed to remove excess water and maximize crop yield. The business is committed to providing farmers with drainage systems that increase profitability. Agassiz’s systems are custom built with large mains and narrow spaced laterals to optimize efficiency and reliability. Systems are installed using the latest techniques in the drainage industry today.
The MSU Foundation coordinates the Farmers Bowl festivities annually. The day-long festival celebrates the proud agricultural heritage of the area. Many community volunteers and MSU supporters work together to make sure this event is successful year after year. Those who are interested in volunteer opportunities may contact the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers Bowl 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, November 1. The day will begin with the Farmers Bowl tag team race, which is on a one-mile course around the campus of Mayville State. Each runner will complete one mile, then tag their partner who runs the last mile to finish the race. Runners are encouraged to come dressed up. A special award will be awarded to the tag team dressed up as the “craziest Comets.” There are male, female, and co-ed divisions. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. in front of Mayville State’s Old Main. Proceeds of this event will benefit the MSU Wellness Center. The registration form is available at www.mayvillestate.edu/farmersbowl.
The public is invited to partake in a tailgate picnic that will be held just outside of Jerome Berg Field from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on November 1. The MSU Comet Athletic Club will host this annual feed. Freewill donations will be accepted. The first 150 people to attend will get a free Farmers Bowl 2014 cap!
The MSU Bookstore will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Titan Machinery will sponsor the Farmers Bowl football game, when the MSU Comets take on Valley City State University. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Jerome Berg Field.
The Farmers Bowl auction will be held for the 18th time in 2014. In the first auction, held in 1997, more than $14,000 was raised. The total amount raised has grown steadily over the years. The proceeds of the auction are administered by the MSU Foundation for the benefit of Mayville State University and its students.
The auction will be held in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room. A silent auction will begin at 5:00 p.m., and an hors d‘oeuvres buffet and cash bar will be available throughout the evening. The excitement of the live auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. The grand finale of the auction will be “The BIG-10” reverse auction, in which the goal will be to raise funding for ten $1,000-Honor Scholarships that can be awarded to incoming students. Tickets for the auction sell for $25.00 each and are available at the MSU Foundation office, the MSU Bookstore, and MayPort Hardware Hank. Tickets are also available online at www.mayvillestate.edu/farmersbowl.