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Field Trip to the Farm

School buses arrive from Glenn Marhsall Elementary with excited school children.

Local school children got a special treat for the end of their school year with a Field Trip to the Farm. The parade of yellow school buses brought elementary students from Glenn Marshall and Kirksville Elementary Schools to Meadowbrook Farm on Wednesday and Thursday, May 23-24, for a day of activities and fun.

Governor Hosts Cookout Featuring Kentucky Beef

Governor's cookout on the Capitol Lawn in Frankfort

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin showed his support for local beef farmers with a Cookout at the Capitol. 

EKU Farm Director Justin McKinney joined Governor Bevin and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles on May 2nd as they fired up the grill. Kentucky ground beef patties were grilled on the Kentucky State Capitol lawn and then served to capitol goers and invited guests.

2017-18 AG Scholarship Recipients Announced

2017-18 Department of Agriculture scholarship recipients

During this spring’s BTS 400 Student Success Seminar: College to Careers, seven Agriculture students were awarded scholarships. Additionally, they presented the distinguished alumnus award for the agriculture department.

Shell Named AG 2018 Distinguished Alum

Jonathan Shell

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Rep. Jonathan Shell has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2018.

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

Meadowbrook Farms helps bring Kentucky beef into local Kroger stores

photo of locally raised Kentucky beef package

On March 20, 2018, National Agriculture Day, the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy joined Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Beef Solutions, LLC and Kroger today to mark the launch of Kentucky Cattlemen’s ground beef available at select Kentucky Kroger locations.

Horticulture Club takes their Skills to Competition

EKU students at the NALP competition over 2018 Spring Break

This spring break from March 14-17 EKU’s Horticulture club joined over 700 students from many different colleges to show off their skills in real-world competitive events as well as network with top companies at the largest career fair in the industry - the National Landscape Competition (NCLC) hosted by National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and Alamance Community college

Newton Chosen as 2018 CBT Distinguished Senior

Christina Newton

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Ms. Christina Greer Newton as the 2018 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.

Teaching Young Farmers the Tricks of the Trade

From left: Grant Hagerman, Bethany Crus, Kasi Schneid, Kendal Bowman

January 19-20, four students from EKU's Collegiate Farm Bureau attended the Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference in Louisville.

Four Compete at Academic Quadrathlon

EKU Academic Quadrathlon Team l-r: Bowling, Hulett, Hansford, and Bowman

EKU Agriculture students are making their mark.

On February 3rd, four students traveled to Fort Worth, Tex., to compete in the Southern Regional American Society of Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon Competition. On the inaugural team were animal science, pre-veterinary, and horticulture students, accompanied by their faculty advisor, Dr. Andrea Sexten.

Senior's Research Accepted for Undergraduate Research Competition

The Effects of Group Housing on Sow Production and Behavior

Mika Martino, Agriculture Pre-vet Senior from Richmond, Ky., presented findings from a swine behavior study conducted at EKU's Meadowbrook Farm. 

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