Club places first for third year in a row; also first in scrapbook competition. Matthew Hackenberg was second in Student of the Year contest.
Eleven 4-H’ers represented Pennsylvania in four different contest areas at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, KY on November 17, with the Pennsylvania Poultry Judging Team from Montgomery County taking first place overall.
Penn State's Poultry Judging Team placed first in the nation at the 51st National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest held November 7-8 at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, making it two years in a row Penn State students have topped the competition.
Twelve years ago, Joshua Cassar could not have foreseen 15 job offers, prestigious awards and a resume packed with experiences, internships and international travels. Back then, he was just a kid with an interest in agriculture and poultry science.
For the second straight year, Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as National Club of the Year. Senior Josh Cassar was named National Member of the Year.
The team placed second overall in the Poultry Judging Contest, just 1.3 points (out of 4500) behind first place winner Georgia. Pennsylvania was first in the Market Egg Division, second in Production Hens and Oral Reasons Division and fourth in the Market Poultry Division.
Team scores impressively, besting eight other universities; placed first in Breed Selection & Carcass Quality and Egg Production & Quality.
Miller was recognized with the PA Poultry Youth Service Award at the Youth Poultry 101 Conference on May 2.
For the second straight year, students from Penn State's Department of Animal Science placed second overall at the USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest held at Louisiana State University on April 15-17. Josh Cassar, Lansdale, PA, was first place over all individual.
Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as the top club in the country at the 2015 International Poultry and Processing Exposition in Atlanta; Hannah Misner was second in member of the year competition.
Department of Animal Science students placed second overall at the 67th National Poultry Judging Contest at Louisiana State University.
The Poultry Science Club won the following honors at the United States Poultry and Egg Association College program in Atlanta GA. Taylor Young was named national "Member of the Year", Corissa Steimling was 2nd place national "Member of the Year", the club was named 2nd place "Club of the Year", and we had the 3rd place Scrapbook. Amy Mayer also received the Don R. Sloan Undergraduate Research Award in recognition for a superior undergraduate research presentation at the meeting.
Penn State Department of Animal Science's poultry judging team placed second overall at the 47th Annual National Collegiate Poultry Judging held in Fayetteville, AK Nov. 4-6.