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Students Apply Real-World Training at North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge®

Front: Kaitlyn Wooton, Celia Thomas; Back: Billy Cameron, Caleb Clark, Dr. Rinck

Fort Wayne, IN, April 5, 2014 – Eastern Kentucky University participated in the 13th Annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge® (NAIDC) held April 3-5 in Fort Wayne, Ind. In total, 264 students from 37 colleges across the U.S. and Canada attended this educational event co-hosted by Purdue University, Michigan State University and The Ohio State University.

EKU Student Team to Participate in Alltech Innovation Competition

l-r: Fraley, Schlosnagle, Fredrickson, Kennedy, Dust and Risch

Three Eastern Kentucky University seniors, with the guidance of faculty mentors, will be participating in the 2nd Alltech Innovation Competition to be held on April 26, 2014. Alltech is seeking a business plan to capitalize on innovation in Kentucky's food and agriculture sectors - with $20,000 in prizes on the line.

Agriculture student to be featured in "Across Kentucky" radio program on Nov. 25

Across Kentucky logo

Chelsey Schlosnagle, recipient of the American Star Award from the National Future Farmers of America, will be the Kentucky Farm Bureau Newsroom Room Across Kentucky radio show feature on November 25. According to producer Mike Feldhaus, the pod cast will go live on their website at about 8 a.m. on Monday morning.

Schlosnagle wins National FFA American Star Award

Chelsey Schlosnagle at the National FFA Convention

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013/National FFA Organization) – FFA members from Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Georgia earned the most prestigious honor awarded to a student by the National FFA Organization Saturday at the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky.

Richardson and Wanstead form Saddle Club

Hanna Richardson and Shelly Wanstead (photo: James Hoskins, Progress)


The Saddle Club is a new club on campus that is focused on bringing horse riders and those who are interested in riding together.

EKU Agriculture Department Homecoming

EKU Agriculture: Great Journeys Begin Here
Agriculture Department Chili Cook-off and Open House Honoring Dr. Stephen Black

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

EKU Agriculture Department Homecoming

11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Stateland Dairy wins 2nd place production award

Stateland Dairy barn

EKU's Stateland Dairy brought home top awards again this year from the 2013 Dairy Recognition Dinner held in Louisville.

Located on Meadowbrook Farm, Stateland Dairy won second place in their category.  The Production Awards were sponsored by the Kentucky Dairy Development Council and Kentucky Farm Bureau. Last year, Stateland Dairy won the top Production Award prize.

KCA to award five $1,000 scholarships to incoming AG freshmen

2012 KCF Scholarship Winners

The Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Youth Scholarship will award five $1,000 scholarships to incoming college freshmen who plan to major in agriculture. 

Kentucky Cattlemen's Foundation Scholarship requirements:

AG Faculty Recognized at 2013 Critical Thinking Teaching of the Year Awards

2013 Critical Thinking Teaching of the Year Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Ed Fredrickson and Dr. Laurie Rincker from the Department of Agriculture who were nominated for the Critical Thinking Teacher Award.

Rebekah Booth Receives the Eastern Kentucky University Outstanding Intern Award

Dr. Frank Skipworth and Rebekah Booth

Agriculture major, Rebekah Booth received the Outstanding Intern Award at the annual Outstanding Co-Op/Intern of the Year Award Ceremony held April 11, 2013.  Rebekah, a senior from Belfry, Kentucky was one of 950 students nominated for the award.

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