WKU’s Department of Agriculture hosted 26 students at the ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows) Conference June 14-18.
The five-day conference is designed for students who have completed their junior year of high school and are interested in attending college and studying agriculture. The conference focused on activities that consist of leadership, communication and social development; making the most of a college experience; and created awareness of the opportunities within the agriculture industry.
Activities included visiting Diamond C Produce, touring the WKU Farm, learning problem-solving skills at the WKU Challenge Course, and participating in labs that covered topics including animal science, beekeeping, floral design and electricity.
ASSET Counselors included Molley Scott (Head Counselor) of Munfordville; Ashley Cottrell of Magnolia; Dylan Gipson of Sonora; Mikayla Grider of Tompkinsville; Keith Reesor of Cecilia; Jacob Scott of Sparta; Thomas Poole of Auburn; and Eden Tharpe of Elizabethtown.
ASSET participants included Abby Arnold of Lewisburg; Brooke Benton of Drakesboro; Adam Brewer of Salem, Indiana; Shelbi Clark of Irvington; Seth Cozart, of Rockfield; Megan DeVore of Bowling Green; Jacob Fleming of Franklin; Rachel Graham of Bowling Green; Aaron Guinn of Hendersonville, Tennessee; Emily Hill of Lebanon; Anna Hodges of Big Clifty; Kenton Howard of Lewisburg; Morgan Hunt of Elkton; Connor Jaggers of Magnolia; Morgan Mason of Bowling Green; Bryanna Milligan of Richmond; Chris Saylor of Flat Lick; Destany Smith of Frankfort; Katrina Stark of Eastview; Brionna Taylor of Mt. Washington; Samantha Tolley of Black Mountain, North Carolina; Kaela Tormoehlen of Brownstown, Indiana; Hilary Vaughn of Auburn; Ashley Verdugt of Elizabethtown; Briann Williams of Elizabethtown; and Cassandra Winslow of White House, Tennessee.
More: Photos from the 2015 ASSET Conference are available on the WKU Agriculture Department Facebook page.
Contact: Agriculture Department, (270) 745-3151