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EKU Dairy Cow Earns All-America Honors; Only 6 in U.S. Nominated

Sun-Made Valentina ET

Eastern Kentucky University’s Stateland Dairy at Meadowbrook Farm has a long history of excellence and awards.

Now, one of its residents has been named honorable mention All-American Cow in the Milking Yearling class. Only six cows nationally were nominated for All-American honors.

Marcy Franks' Research Published in BEEF Magazine

Kentuckian and EKU alum Marcy Franks has been published.

While a student in the Animal Studies program, Franks was a student in two of Dr. Ed Fredrickson's livestock classes. Franks recently earned her MS in Livestock Behavior with Temple Grandin. And now, her research at Colorado State University has been featured in BEEF magazine.

AG Students Attend International Poultry Expo

l-r: Megan Baker, Hannah Richardson, Candice Carson, and Brittany Dargavell

Five EKU Agribusiness Management students from the Department of Agriculture attended the International Poultry Expo Atlanta, Ga., in January.

Ross Ramsey's World Championship Wins in Oklahoma and Ohio

Ross Ramsey and Rockstar Ragdoll receive their awards

Student Ross Ramsey has made Eastern Kentucky University proud!

A freshman Agribusiness Management major, Ramsey has made it his passion and work to immerse himself in all things farm - including his extracurricular activities.

EKU Agriculture Hosts Fall Career Day

AG Career Day

EKU's Department of Agriculture hosted a career day and celebration for graduating seniors on Wed., Nov. 19, 2014.

An impressive array of potential employers, many of whom are alumni, were on hand to speak with students. 

Frederickson featured in High Country News

Ed Fredrickson

The desert-friendly cow

A rancher and a researcher search for a better bovine — and think they’ve found one.

EKU Agriculture Ambassadors at National FFA

EKU AG Ambassadors with Dr. McDermott (center)

Six students from Eastern Kentucky University represented the Colonels well at the National FFA Career Show and Collegiate Expo on October 29-November 1 held in Louisville, Ky.

The AG Ambassadors were:

AG Announces Stateland Dairy Grand and Reserve Grand Champions

Billy Cameron and Celia Thomas with their champion heifers

The 3rd annual Stateland Dairy Show was held Friday, September 26, 2014, at EKU's Meadowbrook Farm. Well attended by students' friends and family, the event would not have been possible without the help of Chad Powers, Matt Collins, and Robby Estes who worked long hours to get the barn ready.

Agriculture Students Inducted Into DTA Honor Society

DTA inductees for fall 2014

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the fall 2014 new initiates into Delta Tau Alpha, an honorary society for agriculture students. The initiation ceremony was held Wednesday, September 24, in the EKU Chapel.

Students are selected based on GPA, character, leadership ability, and class standing.

Ag student Megan Moore places 1st in Tennessee Gaited Mule State Championship

Megan Moore on Big Daddy

Eastern’s own Megan Moore (AG Education junior from Williamsburg) recently won first place in the Gaited Mule State Championship in Trail Pleasure Racking Competition for ladies 18 and over.

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