What to Expect
2023 Weekend Activities
As an alumnus or friend of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we cordially invite you to attend the Department of Animal Science Alumni & Friends Weekend on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
We have several exciting events planned. We hope that you will plan to be in Lincoln to celebrate with us.
Old Timers Judging Contest
Saturday, April 22, 8:00 a.m. - Animal Science Complex
We will kick-off events on Saturday morning with an Old Timers Judging Contest open to anyone interested. The event will involve both meats and livestock judging and will be a great way to test your skills.
Block & Bridle Honors Banquet & Alumni & Friends Reunion
Saturday, April 22, 5:00 p.m. - Nebraska East Union/Great Plains Room
We are combining our events into one eventful night again this year! We will recognize the achievements of our Block and Bridle members as well as recognize the newest Block and Bridle Honoree.
We will also recognize our Alumni and Service Award recipients. These awards are aimed to recognize those alumni and friends that have achieved and supported our Department in important ways.
Recognition of Judging Teams
As a part of this event, we want to pay special tribute to our judging team alumni. We are asking all alumni who participated on a judging team in a year ending in “3” (2013, 2003, 1993, 1983, 1973, 1963, etc.) to come back for special recognition. All alumni from any year are encouraged to attend as well, and we hope that this new format allows for our teams to reconnect every 10 years. You’ll also be introduced to our most recent judging teams during this event.
Live and Silent Auction (includes a cake auction)
An outstanding offering of silent auction items, as well as select high-profile live auction items will be available for your purchase, with proceeds going toward the R.B. and Doris Warren Livestock Judging Memorial Fund and Block and Bridle Club.
These events are all made possible because of alumni & friends like you. We are forever grateful for the time and effort you put into our program and we are excited to celebrate many accomplishments and friendships as a part of this weekend.