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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.

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.

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