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EKU AG Ambassadors at the 2017 FFA Convention

Eight of EKUs Agriculture Ambassadors joined 64,000 others in Indianapolis for a weekend full of career networking and program recruitment at the FFA Convention held October 24-26. Students hosted a booth at the convention, representing the Agriculture program here at EKU.

Senior Finds Hope, Home in Agriculture

Shawn Dore

Actor Kevin Conroy once said: “Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes them unique.” If that’s the case, Eastern Kentucky University senior Shawn Dore is unlike any other.

Different Pathways, Common Interest

From left: Megan Petersen and Tori Cassidy

EKU has a mix of many different students with many different pasts, but a common interest and similar goals bring our students together. Two of EKU’s Agriculture students, Megan Petersen and Victoria Cassidy are proof of that.

Both students are Agriculture majors with concentrations in Pre Veterinary studies. They are both about halfway through the four year program.

Students get hands-on farm experience

Children and teachers enjoy a hayride during 4-H Farm Days (Critley King/The Reg

University Farms rolled out the red carpet for nearly 1,000 third graders from the Central Kentucky region last week with a 'Day at the Farm'. Given the number of visitors and high level of interest, the event took place at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Read more...

Hoorman to Lecture on Soil Health, Oct. 12

Soil expert James J. Hoorman will visit EKU's Department of Agriculture on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. During his day-long stay, he will lecture on topics concerning soil health. Hoorman is the New NRCS Soil Health Specialist for Ohio and Michigan. 

While on campus, Hoorman will provide three seminars on soil health:

DTA Honor Society Initiates EKU Agriculture Students

2017 Delta Tau Alpha inductees

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the fall 2017 new initiates into Delta Tau Alpha, an honorary society for agriculture students. The initiation ceremony was held Wednesday, September 20, at the A.B. Carter Building.

Chapter advisor Dr. Andrea Sexten said that students are selected based on GPA, character, leadership ability, and class standing.

Student Speaker: Care Key to Education

Ted Herr

As an agriculture student, Theodore Herr knows the importance of care to grow a successful crop. First, you must ensure you are planting your seeds in conditions that enable growth. You must make sure their roots are firmly stationed in the ground, and most importantly you must consistently tend to the crop, tailoring to its needs, and cultivating it to be the best it can be.

Meadowbrook Welcomes Kentucky School for the Deaf FFA

Farm Director Justin McKinney (far right) with KSD campers

EKU's Meadowbrook Farm welcomed students from Kentucky's School for the Deaf FFA to "Ag Camp 2017". Campers toured the farm and learned about EKU's agriculture and horticulture programs.

Farm Director Justin McKinney hosted the group with the help of KSD interpreters and EKU Farm staff.

In Class or atop Tractor, Spring Grad Shines

Brooke Darnell atop her tractor 'Red Scorpion'

Whether she’s acing another test or elbow deep in tractor grease, Eastern Kentucky University Spring 2017 graduate Brooke Darnell knows the value of hard work.

Varied Experiences Propel Award-Winner

Julia Barney at December 2016 CBT Convocation Ceremonies

It was the day after her oldest sister’s wedding. Julia Niemann Barney was packing her Ford Focus, leaving barely enough room for herself, about to embark on a two-hour drive from Oldham County to Eastern Kentucky University and her freshman year.

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