Over a Thousand Miles, One National Win and Many Wonderful Memories Later!
Donnell Brown gave the opening session speech on Thursday night. Mr. Brown owns and operates R.A. Brown Ranch in Throckmorton, Tx. R.A. Brown Ranch is a progressive family ranching business and has been in the ranching business since 1895. The R.A. Brown Ranch raises and sells top quality cattle and Quarter Horses. Mr. Brown spoke to the group about the importance of continuing to promote and be proud of agricultural. He challenged the group to “stop smoking the peace pipe, and put on war paint to defend the industry.”
The Texas Tech membership lined up great educational session for Saturday. The sessions included Mike Simpson with Elanco, Kristina Butts with NCBA in Washington D.C., Dr. John Zak with Texas Tech and many interest specific break out sessions.
The Block and Bridle members participated in a giant service project of preparing and packaging meals for hungry children in the Amarillo, TX area. The group packaged 31,868 meals. The meal will be given out through the #Feedthe9 movement. This movement is sponsored by SensibleTable.com and Elanco and includes many companies.
|The group packaged 31,000 meals for hungry children in Texas|
|Melinda Perkins, Sarah Maccaro, Emily Russell, Kristen Somerfeld and Kristen Walker|
|John Edwards, Tyler Trowbridge and Jacob Lay|
The students had the opportunity to attend several different tours that highlighted different agricultural industries of west Texas. Tours ranged from touring cotton farms, the American Quarter Horses Association, several feedlots and a local tour that highlighted ranching heritage in Lubbock, TX.
|Amelia Woods and Kristen Walker at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame|
|Melinda Perkins, Kristen Somerfeld and Sarah Maccaro at a Texas Winery|
|Dustie Strasser, Tyler Trowbridge and Jacob Lay touring the Texas Cotton Industry|
|UT Members at the National Awards Banquet|
We look forward to many more trips representing our outstanding club and university.
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