Registration Now Open for Alumni & Friends Reunion and Block & Bridle Honors Banquet

Registration Now Open for Alumni & Friends Reunion and Block & Bridle Honors Banquet Wednesday, March 10, 2021

We are excited to announce that we have received approval to host our 2021 Block and Bridle Honoree Banquet and Alumni and Friends Reunion on April 10 at Robbers Cave. This event will be hosted in a hybrid format, and you will be able to participate either in-person or online. We have a limited number of in-person seats available, so I encourage you to sign up early. The events on April 10 are centered around allowing alumni to reconnect with fellow alumni and friends and recognizing the achievements of our current and former students and friends of the department. On Saturday morning we will host the first annual Old Timers Judging Contest open to anyone interested. The event will involve both meats and livestock judging and will be a great way to hone your skills. Saturday evening will include the Block and Bridle Honors Banquet where we will recognize the achievements of our undergraduate students as well as recognize the annual Block and Bridle Honoree, Jerry Adams. We will also recognize our Alumni and Service Award recipients: Dr. Trey Kellner, Young Alumni of Distinction; Dr. Deb VanOverbeke, Undergraduate of Distinction; Dr. Jeremy Martin, Graduate of Distinction; and the late Dr. Kenny Eng, Distinguished Service. These awards are aimed at recognizing those alumni and friends that have achieved and supported our Department in important ways. We will introduce you to all of our student clubs and celebrate the rich and historic tradition of our judging programs by recognizing members of the 2020 intercollegiate judging teams. We also want to celebrate the alumni of our judging programs and their contribution to creating the foundation for this powerful educational opportunity for our students. To honor our judging team alumni, we are starting the tradition of recognizing all alumni from teams at 10-year increments corresponding to the current year. Due to a year missed from the pandemic, we will recognize those teams that competed in years ending with “0” or “1” (2011, 2010, 2001, 2000, 1991, 1990, 1981, 1980, 1971, 1970, 1961, 1960, etc.). Our hope is that recognition of judging alumni will provide an excellent opportunity for past teams to reconnect with team members and serve as inspiration for our current and future team members to stay engaged. This weekend of events and the rich and diverse history of the Department of Animal Science is only possible because of our alumni. We are forever grateful for the time and effort you put into our program and we are excited to celebrate the achievements of current and future alumni. For registration or more information please visit our website:

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