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Penn State Block and Bridle Club Recognized at National Convention

Posted: April 23, 2014

The Club placed second in chapter activities at the 94th National Block and Bridle Convention hosted by the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Penn State's attendees at the National Block and Bridle Convention

Penn State's attendees at the National Block and Bridle Convention

Penn State's Block and Bridle Club placed second in the nation for chapter activities at the 94th National Block and Bridle convention hosted by the University of Missouri-Columbia in Springfield, MO, April 10-13. The Club also placed second for their yearbook and fourth for their webpage.  Thirty colleges and universities participated in the event.

Dr. Terry Etherton, Head of the Department of Animal Science, said, "I congratulate the students and their advisors for this well-deserved recognition of excellence that reflects their hard work during the year. The Club provides strong leadership and hosts many activities that are a credit to the Department and to the College of Agricultural Sciences."

Seventeen members of Penn State's chapter attended the convention where they heard from many professionals within the agricultural industry. They toured the Budweiser Clydesdale Breeding Facility, Circle A Angus Ranch and Genex, among others.

The Convention provided the opportunity to build networking ties with peers and industry professionals about the future of animal production, and to become more knowledgeable about topics facing the livestock industry.

More than 350 collegiate Block and Bridle members from across the United States participated in the outstanding experience.

Penn State Block and Bridle is the premier livestock and horse club on campus with members being deeply committed to advocacy and with a shared love for the animal sciences industry. Their activities range from education, both for members and the general public, to service to social. They conduct the Little International Expo each spring, help with the Ag Day event, raise funds for worthwhile projects and join with other clubs to offer enrichment opportunities for their members. 

The National Block and Bridle Club is a collegiate organization with 92 chapters across the United States with the purpose of promoting animal agriculture and developing professional and leadership skills in members.

The trip was made possible with partial funding provided by the Office of Undergraduate Education.