March 1, 2021
COVID-19 UPDATE
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Midterm is here!
Natural Sciences Building (NSB)
Under Construction
Renovations are underway! Page & Associates Contractors, Inc. have begun the demolition process on the second and third floors of the NSB. Much of the work is being completed at night for minimal interruption of ongoing classes and labs.
It’s exciting to see this long awaited project begin!
WT Agriculture at Swine Skillathon
On February 10th, Dr. Loni Lucherk, Assistant Professor of Animal Science, and
Dr. Kevin Williams, Associate Professor of Agricultural Education, took six graduate students and eight undergraduate students to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Skillathon Competion to help manage the swine Skillathon show. Eighty-three participants raned from 8 to 18 years old.
“The Swine Skillathon is a knowledge-based competition designed to enhance the educational experience of exhibiting swine by incorporating production and industry perspectives for the Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors. Contestants will be challenged with questions, skill stations, and a public speaking component encompassing various facets of the swine industry. This contest is designed not only for those exhibitors who exhibit swine projects, but also those students who simply have a strong interest in the swine industry. Exhibitors compete in age divisions Junior, Intermediate, and Senior with the subject matter tailored for that age group.” Well done!
WTAMU Horse Judging Team Excels at
Reined Cow Horse Contest
On February 13-14th the National Reined Cow Horse Association in partnership with the National Horse Judging Team Coaches Association, hosted Reined Cow Horse contest. WTAMU Placed 2nd competing against 12 other teams around the region. "The team’s performance was an excellent start for the 2021 competitions,” said coach Dr. John Pipkin, Equine Industry program director and Regents Professor of Animal Science. “The students continue to amaze and impress with their ability to prepare during challenging times, and represent WT so effectively. They made WT proud.” Other competitors included: Stephanie Bushnell, JR. Ag Education; Quinn Dunham, SOPH. Ag Media & Communication; Mollie Green, SR. Animal Science; Makenzie Knipe, SOPH. Ag Education; Hannah McLochlin, JR. Ag Media & Communication; Calli Montaque, SR. Ag Business & Economics; Lacy Petty, JR. Ag Media & Communication; and Sal Washington, JR. Ag Business & Economics. Congratulations!
Barry Evans: 2021 Joe O'Neill Cotton Marketer of the Year
Barry Evans, B.S. Agricultural Business & Economics '84 alumni of West Texas State University; and a big supporter of WT Agriculture was named the 2021 2021 Joe O'Neill Cotton Marketer of the Year during the virtual Beltwide Cotton Conferences on January 5th. "It's pretty humbling to receive this because there's no farmer that thinks they are good at marketing and I'm certainly one of them," Evans said in the virtual presentation. "It's very nice to be recognized." Congratulations, Mr. Evans, and thank you for your on-going support!
In honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday, March 2, 1904.
" It is better to know how to learn than to know."
~ Dr. Seuss