Livestock Judging Team members earn All-American status; Ag Club wins awards at National PAS Conference

Two members of the LLCC Livestock Judging Team, coached by Craig Beckmier, professor of agriculture, recently earned All-American status at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

LLCC sophomores Mason Gordon and Adrian Austin were among 15 students nationwide to receive the honor.

To earn All-American status, in addition to excelling in the classroom, Gordon and Austin had to compete and score well at the major national collegiate livestock events including the Kansas City Royal, North American International Exposition in Louisville, and the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

Both students have been LLCC Agriculture Club officers while enrolled at the college. After completing their studies at LLCC, Gordon, originally from Rushville, Ind., plans to transfer to Purdue University to major in agribusiness and political science. Austin, from Mt. Vernon, Ill., intends on transferring to Kansas State University with a major in ag communications.

Also, members of the LLCC Agriculture Club, advised by Professor and Agriculture Program Coordinator Bill Harmon performed well at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student (PAS) Conference in Louisville last month, where they competed against teams from 18 states. Read more about the awards received.