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Jan 22
Steve Loerch, Head of the Department of Animal Sciences

I love hearing stories of the great opportunities our students have in the Department of Animal Sciences. Last week, two of our graduate students were selected to attend the International Livestock Forum in Fort Collins, Colorado, to discuss global livestock and meat production.

Our students, Alyssa Clements and Josh McCann, had the opportunity to tour the JBS Beef Packing Plant in Greeley, Colorado; the Cervi Cattle Company Feedlot, and the Harper Sheep Feedlot. They listened to speakers from the U.S. Red Meat Export Federation and Paul Genho, the retired President of Farmland Reserve. They were able to work in some fun, too, and attended the PBR Bull Riding event at the National Western Stock Show.

To be selected to attend the conference, students submitted resumes or CV’s, provided GPAs, and answered multiple writing prompts covering their involvement in the agriculture industry, the benefit of attending the conference, and their goals or future career plans. Alyssa and Josh were selected as 2 of the 28 students that attended the conference from a large applicant pool, including students from multiple countries with degrees ranging from B.S. to M.S. and Ph.D. to DVM.

Congrats to Alyssa and Josh – what a great accomplishment!

International Livestock Forum participants