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WSC’s Ag Department’s 4th annual Carcass Challenge is underway
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Posted by WSC Ag Department
WSC's Ag Department's 4th annual Carcass Challenge is underway
WILLISTON, N.D. - The Ag Department at Williston State College is busy with the 4th annual Carcass Challenge. Students in the program take calves donated from area livestock producers to Hovde Feedlot in Arnegard, ND, feed them equal rations, and weigh and process them monthly and study the data. When they are ready to be processed, they are brought to Prairie Packing and sold as quarters, halves, or wholes. The proceeds fund the Ag Ambassador program.
The Ag Ambassador program helps communicate the importance of agriculture in our area. "Students interested in agriculture will go out in a leadership fashion and promote agriculture," said Kim Murphy, Ag instructor at WSC. "It's agriculture advocacy."
Murphy, along with the rest of the Ag Department, appreciates the farming and ranching community's help with the Carcass Challenge. "There are a lot of educational benefits for my students," she said. "This real-life data we're getting on these calves is used as a learning tool in the classroom."
Those who have donated calves to the 4th annual Carcass Challenge are: Aaron & Shelby Jacobson of Noonan; Emmet & Hugh O'Neil of Columbus; Bradley Rosenquist of Columbus; Jonathan Enget of Stanley; Helen Glasoe of Wildrose; Mark & Shelley Ellis of Williston; Curt & Nancy Severson of Cartwright; Brent Svangstu of Noonan; Gerald Rosenquist of Columbus; Galen Rosenquist of McGregor; Dennis Jacobsen of Wildrose; Dave & Kristi Clark of Froid, MT; and Shane Clark of Froid, MT.
More information on the Carcass Challenge can be found at www.willistonstate.edu, by calling Beau Anderson at (701)774-4241, or by visiting the WSC Ag Department Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wscag.
For other information regarding Williston State College, visit www.willistonstate.edu, call (888)863-9455, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.