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New Meadowbrook Facility "Best of All"

Meadowbrook beef handling facility photo

Standing in the middle of the new beef handling facility at Eastern Kentucky University’s Meadowbrook Farm, Mark Deesing said he has seen “about a dozen” university-based beef cattle handling facilities designed by his renowned colleague, Temple Grandin.

Beef Handling Facility Ribbon Cutting & Open House, April 21st

Drawing of beef cattle

EKU's new state-of-the-art beef handling facility designed by Temple Grandin and her colleague, Mark Deesing, will be officially dedicated this week. The ceremony is set for Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m. at Meadowbrook Farm, followed by an open house and guided tours.

'Across Kentucky' Features New EKU Beef Handling Facility

Across Kentucky logo

The ag department at Eastern Kentucky University is hosting an April 21 ribbon cutting and demonstration of its new cattle handling facility at its Meadowbrook Farm. 

Agriculture Students Participate in Alltech Competition

EKU Agriculture team (l-r): Settimi, Lanham, Mahon, Black, Spencer, Armour, Liu

EKU Agriculture students competed in the Alltech Innovation Competition last Saturday in Lexington, Ky. Team members were sophomore Mackenzie Mahon (Agriculture); juniors Kelly Armour (Agriculture Education) and Maria Lanham (Pre-Veterinary Medicine); and seniors Abigail Black (Horticulture), and Curtis Spencer (Agriculture). Faculty advisors for the team were Dr. Mike McDermott and Ms.

AG Names Tobin as 2017 Distinguished Alum

Michael Tobin

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Robin has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2017.

Mr. Tobin will be honored during a presentation toward the end of the spring 2017 semester  at the Department of Agriculture College to Careers senior seminar.

Farm to Dedicate Grandin-Designed Facility

A group of EKU agriculture students in the new beef handling facility

When noted animal behaviorist Temple Grandin visited the Eastern Kentucky University campus in September 2011 to deliver a Chautauqua lecture, it set in motion a dramatic improvement at EKU’s Meadowbrook Farm.

Meadowbrook Hosts Annual 'Day at the Farm'

AG students demonstrate seedlings

EKU Meadowbrook Farms hosted its annual “Day at the Farm” on March 30, 2017. Approximately 100 students from Wolfe County elementary schools attended; the children were in the third and fourth grades.

Barney Selected 2017 AG, CBT Distinguished Senior

Julia Barney at December 2016 CBT Convocation Ceremonies

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Ms. Julia Niemann Barney as the 2017 Distinguished Senior. Each year, the College of Business and Technology selects a Distinguished Senior. This $1,000 award is given annually at the EKU Scholar's Assembly to the student judged by the Colleges’ department chairs to be the overall distinguished senior.

EKU Horticulture Students Participate in NCLC Competition

EKU students and faculty at the NCLC in Utah

EKU Horticulture was in Provo, Utah, from March 19-22 for the 41st Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) at host school BYU-Provo. NCLC is an annual three-day competition and networking event for students enrolled in interior and exterior horticulture programs at two- and four-year colleges and universities from across the country.

Day at the Farm event set for March 30

2016 Day at the Farm photo

EKU's Meadowbrook Farm along with Wolfe County Extension will host its annual “Day at the Farm” on March 30, 2017. Approximatelly 140 third and fourth graders will visit the farm for tours and activities led by EKU agriculture students. 

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