Students from the Department of Animal Science participated in the Southwest Meat Association’s 62nd Annual Convention and Suppliers Showcase. Many of the students were there to receive a variety of scholarships including the Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarships, SMA Hall of Fame Scholarships, and SMA Foundation Scholarships. The SMIKids graduate and undergraduate scholarships were presented to Chandler Steele and Bo Garcia, respectively.
In additional to attending the technical and social aspects of the convention, the students participated in the Suppliers Showcase where they visited with the attendees updating them on the various programs going on in the department.
Two students, Sarah Bludau and Caitlyn Harmon, served as interns during the convention. Both Sarah and Caitlyn gained valuable experience assisting with many of the activities associated with the convention and suppliers showcase.