WKU’s Department of Agriculture is hosting 24 students this week (June 11-15) at the ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows) Conference.
The five-day conference is designed for students who have completed their junior year of high school and are interested in attending college and studying agriculture. The conference focuses on activities that consist of leadership, communication and social development and making the most of a college experience, and creates awareness of the opportunities within the agriculture industry.
Activities include visiting Chaney’s Dairy, touring the WKU Farm, learning problem-solving skills at the WKU Challenge Course, and participating in labs which covered topics including animal science, floral design, turf and golf management and electricity.
ASSET Counselors included Wesley Estes (head counselor) of Auburn; Jacob Scott of Sparta; Emilee Graves of Springfield; Ben Benton of Walton; and Brionna Taylor of Mount Washington.
ASSET participants included Kate Bunnell of Horse Cave; Abigail Cross of Elizabethtown; Amye Crump of Paris; Shelbie Emmick of Lewisport; Alexandria Hagerman of Bowling Green; Nathan Helm of Magnolia; Abbie Hodge of Nancy; Chloe King of Elizabethtown; Candace Logsdon of Munfordville; Myah Meredith of Hodgenville; Nathanial Messer of Mackville; Jessalyn Robey of Adairville; Madeline Rugaard of Nashville, Tennessee; Blake Ryan of Rineyville; Brenton Ryan of Rineyville; Maribeth Scott of Munfordville; Susan Spinks of Columbia; Brilee Tucker of Edmonton; Kaitlin Tucker of Elizabethtown; Kathryn VanHoose of Marysville, Ohio; Haley Varney of Frankfort; Nicole Walters of Bowling Green; Alexander Wheatley of Frankfort; and Shelby Winchell of Hawesville.
Contact: DeAnna Durrant, (270) 745-3151