Ag prepares for banquet

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Crusader photo/ Shelby Rundell Livestock Judger, Ryan Imler carries one of his chester barrow pigs the night of the Block and Bridle Pig Sale. A total of 115 pigs were sold at Friday nights sale bringing a total of $31,150 with the average of $271 per head.

The agriculture department will be having a banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Student Union in room SW229.
The banquet will recognize the achievements of the livestock judging team, Block and Bridle and Collegiate Farm Bureau, which will include both freshmen and sophomores. It will also recognize the events from the past year that the Ag department has hosted such as the Celebrity Livestock Judging, Farm Ed Day and the Lamb, Pig and Goat Livestock Sale.
Dr. Dunn will be giving a welcome introduction. Next will be a short presentation, and then the awards ceremony will take place.
Those receiving awards will be the following:
•Jett Eder- High Individual Overall, High Individual in Sheep, High Individual in Beef
•KayLonni Williams- High Individual in Swine
•Sam Rucker- High Individual in Reasons, O.A. & Lois L. Sharp Scholarship
Eder, who is receiving the High Individual Overall award, won the award by having the highest accumulative score from all the six contests out of the sophomores. The award was started two years ago.
The Ag department will also be recognizing the Deans, the Board of Trustees and Seward County Farm Bureau.
“We would like to thank the community, teachers, faculty, staff and administration,” Williams, the Secretary of Block and Bridle, said. “For all the support they have given to the Ag department this year and previous years, it is a thank you for everything they have done for us throughout the year.”
After the awards ceremony, the students will present a Power Point that will recap the past year.
The banquet is by invitation only, and National Beef has donated steaks to be served at the free dinner.