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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The exterior of the Hutson School of Agriculture.

Murray State to begin offering online bachelor’s degree in agricultural science

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University has announced a new opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural science through a convenient online format. The new delivery for this degree builds upon the existing agriculture science – agriscience technology degree program that has been offered by the University for many years to prepare students for […]

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A piece of artwork on display in the Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery as part of the "WildfireGOLD" exhibit.

Murray State University Information: Week of June 18–22

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of June 18–22. ** Wrather West Kentucky Museum at Murray State will be closed July 1 through Aug. 15 as preparations begin for an upcoming exhibit this fall. The museum currently features several exhibits for the public to enjoy, […]

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Four students stand next to a sign that says "Agriculture Allied Health."

Murray State agriculture students repeat as national champions at 2018 NACTA Student Conference

MURRAY, Ky. — Students from the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University repeated as winners in the agribusiness contest at the 2018 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Student Judging Conference held April 18–21 and hosted by Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. Students in the University’s Agribusiness Club and Agronomy Club participated in […]

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