Category Archives: Enrich Our Youth

2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ steer, barrow, lamb, and goat carcass results | AggieMeat

The 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ steer, barrow, lamb, and goat carcass contest results are listed below: 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Carcass Contest – Steers 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Carcass Contest – Barrows 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Carcass Contest – Lambs 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Carcass Contest – Goats Source: 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ steer, barrow, lamb, and goat carcass results | AggieMeat

Hillary Henderson receives SMIKids Graduate Scholarship for 2015-2016

Hillary Henderson, a Meat Science graduate student from Alvin, Texas, is this year’s graduate recipient of the SMIKids Scholarship. Hillary was presented the scholarship at the 59th Annual Southwest Meat Association Annual Convention held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, July 22-25, 2015. The SMIKids Scholarships are given by the Burley Smith family to undergraduate and graduate students at Texas A&M University interested in the meat industry. Hillary received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and worked in private… Read More →

Meat Science faculty and students participate in SMA Convention, 2015

The 59th Annual Convention of the Southwest Meat Association was held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, July 22-25, 2015, and several Meat Science faculty and students were in attendance making new connections or reconnecting with meat industry leaders, helping with the convention, or receiving scholarships including the Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship, the SMIKids Scholarship, and the SMA Foundation Graduate Scholarship. Dr. Gary Smith, visiting professor of animal science, also presented two talks at the convention, and Davey Griffin provided photographic services capturing highlights… Read More →

Hannah Laird receives SMA Foundation Graduate Scholarship

Hannah Laird, Meat Science graduate student from Dickinson, Texas, received this year’s SMA Foundation graduate scholarship, which was presented to her at the 59th Annual Southwest Meat Association Convention held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, July 22-25, 2015. Hannah is working in the sensory analysis area, and has an undergraduate degree from Baylor University.

Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship Recipients, 2015-2016

The Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship, which was begun in 2000 by the SMA Foundation, is the greatest source of scholarship funds for undergraduate and graduate students interested in meat science in the U.S. Bob Ondrusek left a lasting impression and impact on so many people through his business, Columbia Packing Company in Dallas, and through his charitable and personal support of the Southwest Meat Association, FFA, 4-H, and many other association and activities. This year’s Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarships were presented on July 24, 2015 at the Southwest Meat… Read More →

Youth Beef 706 held at Texas Tech University, July 6-7, 2015

Dan Hale, professor and extension meat specialist in the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, coordinated the 2015 Youth Beef 706 program held in Lubbock, Texas on July 6-7, 2015. The program was sponsored by the Texas Beef Council and is conducted in partnership between the Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University Departments of Animal Science. The Youth Beef 706 had 16 youth and adult participants who toured a feed yard, participated in hands-on live cattle and ultrasound evaluation, carcass grading, and carcass fabrication. In… Read More →

Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team competes at Reciprocal Meat Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska

The Texas A&M University Quiz Bowl Team competed at the American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meat Conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday, June 13, 2015. Two four-member teams went deep in the double-elimination tournament before they were eliminated. The team was selected in May from a group of students who  first attended a Quiz Bowl information meeting in January, 2015. Members of the 2015 team were David-Elias Bayona, San Antonio, Texas; Courtney Boykin, Pflugerville, Texas; Drew Cassens, Burleson, Texas; Ashley Corona, Corona, California; Andrew Fry, Dumas, Texas;… Read More →

Lindsey Mehall receives Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching

Lindsey N. Mehall received a Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching at a ceremony held in the Stark Gallery in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University on Monday, April 28, 2015. Lindsey was one of six students to receive a teaching award along with eight doctoral students who received Excellence in Research Awards. Lindsey is from McKinney, Texas, and she received her bachelor’s in animal science in 2008 and master’s in meat science in 2010, both from the University of… Read More →

Students participate in American Meat Science Association Student Leadership Conference

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Student Membership Board of Directors announced that 86 students from 13 universities attended the AMSA 2015 Student Leadership Conference in Springdale, Arkansas on March 13-14, 2015. Texas A&M University students who participated included Michael Berto, Courtney Boykin, Clay Eastwood, Hillary Henderson, Helen Kline, and Michael Yeater. Students began Friday morning, March 13, with tours of the Cryovac and a Tyson poultry processing plant. After the tours, students headed over to the Tyson Discovery Center where Tyson’s food technologists and chefs shared their… Read More →

Eastwood, Olson receive International Livestock Congress travel fellowships

Graduate student Clay Eastwood and undergraduate student Cameron Olson were each chosen to attend the 2015 International Livestock Congress held March 4-5, 2015 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Eastwood and Olson were among 12 students chosen from around the world to attend the international meeting as part of the Travel Fellowship Program. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the ILC, which brought together 175 scientists and agriculturalists from 21 countries.