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Scholar Athlete: Joshua Minor

Joshua Minor photo

Graduating senior Josh Minor has been inducted into the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. Minor, from Atlanta, Ga., earned his BS in Agriculture in May.

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Meet the New EKU Farm Director

Justin McKinney

Justin McKinney has recently accepted the position of Director of Farms at Eastern Kentucky University. McKinney has deep roots in southeastern U.S. agriculture and studied at the University of Florida (UF), a land-grant institution. He holds an undergraduate degree in agribusiness management and a graduate degree in agronomy.

The Day at the Farm, local school children visit Meadowbrook

School children pose in tractor wheel

"My daddy said that pigs make bacon, but I asked that pig for some and it just grunted,” Andrew said to his hay-ride neighbor, shrugging. His group had just left the ice-cream station, where they had made their own ice cream using milk from Meadowbrook Farm’s cows.

Adams Selected as 2016 Distinguished Alum

Marcus Adams

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Mr. Marcus Adams has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2016.

Mr. Adams was honored during a presentation in April at the Department of Agriculture College to Careers senior seminar.

EKU agriculture provide produce and meat to local eateries

Sonny's BBQ Local Pitmasters Since '68 graphic

Shopping local is encouraged around campus, especially when it comes to food. The EKU Department of Agriculture started a program in 2015 that allowed them to provide local produce to Café Burrier, their local farmer’s market, faculty regents meetings and Sonny’s BBQ.

Employee Thrives Despite Adversity

Vicki Simmons photo

As a verb, pluck is defined as playing an instrument by sounding the strings with a finger or pick. As a noun, it means a courageous readiness to fight or continue against steep odds.

It’s as if Mr. Webster knew Vicki Simmons.

Radcliff Awarded Midwest Agriculture Equipment Retailers Association Scholarship

Trevor Radcliff accepts his scholarship from Association President Tim Ward

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Trevor Radcliff, a junior agribusiness major from Shelbyville, Ky., has been named recipient of the Midwest Agriculture Equipment Retailers Association Scholarship. This $400 scholarship was presented by Association president Tim Ward

Scholar Athlete: Kyle Nowlin

Photo by Tyler Phillips

Kyle Nowlin Named To Two All-America Teams

By Aaron Perkins, Student Assistant

Senior outfielder Kyle Nowlin was selected as a third team Preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the organization recently announced.

Job Market is HOT for Ag Science Majors

Photo courtesy of Colorado State University Photography

Good news for ag science majors: The job market is hot

Harvest Public Media, Nov. 02, 2015 - by Luke Runyon

Close to 60,000 jobs are set to open up in agriculture, food and natural resource sectors each year for the next five years, according to a report from Purdue University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Katahdin Sheep Project Featured in Kentucky Afield

Lee McClellan photo

The New Range War | Sheep experiment takes a bite out of invasive plants

Kentucky Afield, Summer 2015 - by Lee McClellan

Bush honeysuckle emits a wonderfully light vanilla fragrance. While the plant's beautiful flowers light up fencerows, neglected urban areas and the understory of forests, it causes troubles galore.

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