Murray State Hutson School of Agriculture Hosts 64th Annual FFA Field Day

Calloway County FFA continues winning streak MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture hosted the 64th annual FFA Field Day on April 13 at the William “Bill” Cherry Expo Center. This year’s field day saw participation from 46 schools with more than 1,300 students taking part. The FFA Field day held many […]

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U.S. Smokeless Tobacco funds Murray State scholarship and research initiatives

Company provides student scholarships, educational facility for tobacco growers and county agents MURRAY, Ky. — U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, an Altria company, is a generous supporter of Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture, providing scholarships and funding for a number of initiatives. Recently, Altria/U.S. Smokeless Tobacco resumed a robust scholarship program for agriculture students at […]

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Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Center director to retire

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Wade Northington, former director of Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center (BVC), has announced his retirement. Northington was currently serving as the project director for the new BVC facility, which had its groundbreaking last year. The Northington Fund for Excellence has been established to honor his dedication to the BVC and […]

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MSU keeps Agriculture Articulation Agreement with Rend Lake, creates one with Kaskaskia

MURRAY, Ky. — The dean of Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture, Dr. Tony Brannon, along with Dr. Iin Handayani and Christy Watkins, completed a recruiting tour on April 9 that included stops at Kaskaskia College and culminated in their attendance at the annual agriculture banquet at Rend Lake College. During the visit through […]

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Bull Blowout 2015 in Murray Feb. 20-21, fun for all ages

MURRAY, Ky. — The Bull Blowout 2015 is bringing its action, excitement and fun to Murray again on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21. The event will take place in the William “Bill” Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center at Murray State University, starting nightly at 8 p.m. Featured events include bull riding and barrel racing. There will […]

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Murray State ag students attend and win at the Southern Association of Agriculture Students meeting

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students represented the university at the Southern Association of Agriculture Students (SAAS) meeting in Atlanta, Ga. The Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists is dedicated to educating and developing agricultural leaders by bringing them together from the educational and industry fields. The association trains individuals to improve and develop their […]

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Murray State agriculture student’s family featured on Kentucky Proud Popcorn website

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture student Ben Hornback, along with his family, is featured on the Kentucky Proud Popcorn website. Hornback is an agribusiness economics major from Hopkins County, Ky., and is the son of Ben and Stacy Hornback. His parents, along their friends and neighbors Kerry and Debbie Winstead […]

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MSU graduate is veterinarian on Nat Geo Wild new series, Bandit Patrol

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University graduate Dr. Jared Tapp appears in the premiere of Bandit Patrol, a new television series on the National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo Wild). The first episode of Bandit Patrol can be seen on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. (Central). The show features wildlife rehabilitation, a profession that appeals […]

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MSU agriculture’s 11th annual Soybean Promotion Day set for Jan. 20

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture and the Kentucky Soybean Board will host the 11th annual Soybean Promotion Day on Tuesday, Jan. 20. The event will be held in the Murray Room, located inside the CFSB Center on MSU’s campus. Admission is free and reservations are required. Event registration on Jan. […]

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MSU Distinguished Professor, Dr. Robert F. Long, Leader in Residence at University of Kentucky

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Visiting Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Leadership, Dr. Robert F. Long, has been chosen as the 2015 W. Norris Duvall Leader in Residence for the Center for Leadership Development in the University of Kentucky college of agriculture, food and environment. Long teaches organizational and leadership development in the nonprofit leadership […]

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