Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture names Rudy family Spotlight Award recipients

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture recognized the Rudy family of Rudy’s Farm Center in Ballard County as the recipients of the fourth annual Andy Buhler Spotlight Award during Homecoming 2019. The new award was launched three years ago as a way for the Hutson School of Agriculture to recognize […]

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Murray State Hutson School of Agriculture names Curtis Dame Outstanding Young Agriculture Alumnus

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture has named Curtis Dame, ’10, ’12, the 2019 Outstanding Young Agriculture Alumnus Award recipient during Homecoming 2019 earlier this fall. Dame is a native of McLean County, Kentucky, and served his local FFA chapter as president in high school. He attended Murray State, where […]

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Murray State University announces endowment of Brannon Family Scholarship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Dr. Tony Brannon and his brother, Tim, have recently established and endowed the Brannon Family Scholarship for current and incoming Murray State students pursuing a degree in agriculture. Tim graduated from Murray State in 1976. He was an active FFA member at Henry County […]

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Murray State Hutson School of Agriculture honors Outstanding Agriculture Alumnus Award recipients

Kentucky State Reps. Richard Heath and Steven Rudy honored for contributions to agriculture MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture honored Kentucky State Reps. Richard Heath, ’84, ’89, and Steven Rudy, ’00, as co-recipients of this year’s Outstanding Agriculture Alumnus Award. The pair were honored during Homecoming Weekend in October for […]

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The group of FFA All-Region Stars stand together in front of a Murray State backdrop.

Murray State’s Hutson School of Agriculture recognizes area FFA students for outstanding accomplishments

MURRAY, Ky. — The Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State recently honored high school students from the Purchase, Pennyrile and Green River regions as Murray State FFA All-Region Stars based on the students’ demonstrated leadership in Future Farmers of America (FFA). A banquet recognizing the students was held Monday, Nov. 19, on Murray State’s campus. Several […]

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Sheila Wilson Phillips (left) is pictured with Dr. Tony Brannon (right), dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Murray State recognizes agriculture alumni during Homecoming 2018

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture announced the winners of several alumni awards during Homecoming 2018 in October, including Dr. Sheila Wilson Phillips as the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award as well as Stan Brunston and Kyle Yancey as joint recipients of the Outstanding Agriculture Alumnus Award. “Hutson School of Agriculture graduates […]

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Flowers in front of a building on campus.

Students and campus units at Murray State University work to improve conditions for pollinators

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is taking strides to improve the environment by planting more flowers to feed pollinators and by supporting student research with bees. Jackie Morgan, assistant director of grounds maintenance, previously managed the greenhouses at the Murray State Arboretum before stepping into her new role with Facilities Management. One of her first goals in […]

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A miniature barn at the Murray State Arboretum at sunset.

Murray State hosts fifth annual Hutson Harvest Gala

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University hosted the fifth annual Hutson Harvest Gala on Sept. 13 to raise funds for the continuing expansion of pollinator gardens and beds at the Murray State Arboretum.

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Pots in a greenhouse filled with dirt and various plants, including sweet potatoes.

Murray State students work with Organilock sweet potatoes

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students work with Organilock to plant, grow and gather data on experimental sweet potatoes.

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Ally Grote stands in front of the Straatmann Feed building.

#RacerInternships: Hutson School of Agriculture students work from cattle to Capitol

MURRAY, Ky. — Several students in the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University have made their childhood dreams a reality. Fueled by their passion for agriculture, Ally Grote, Sydney Hunter and Cassidy Neal completed summer internships with regional and national organizations in the agriculture industry. “I was raised on a cattle farm, and I knew from a […]

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