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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.

AG selects Greg Harris as 2014 distinguished alum

Greg Harris

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Mr. Greg Haris has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2014.

Mr. Harris was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Department of Agriculture College to Careers senior seminar.

AG Seniors attend spring 2014 College to Careers Conference

Lori Wilson from Cobb-Vantress

Friday, April 11, 2014, Eastern’s Department of Agriculture hosted the annual spring College to Careers Conference for seniors.

Fraley named as 2014 AG distinguished senior

Benjamin Fraley

Mr. Benjamin Fraley has been named the 2014 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Agriculture. He was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Agriculture College to Careers senior seminar.

The student is selected based on superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character and services to EKU.

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.

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