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Achieving Ferguson's Highest Honor: Ferguson College of Agriculture honors 2024 Outstanding Senior

Growing up on a farm in southwest Oklahoma, Erin Slagell learned what it meant to work hard, show integrity, and think critically. During her four years at Oklahoma State University, she applied those skills in a way that earned her the 2024 Louis and Betty Gardner Outstanding Senior award for the OSU Ferguson College of Agriculture.
Purposeful Pancakes: OSU alumnus uses family farm to help FFA chapters

Tue, May 28, 2024

Within 10 miles of the Kansas-Oklahoma border, the DeWitt family operates Willow Creek Farms, a fifth-generation family farm that helps FFA chapters raise money for their programs and activities.

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Engineering Excellence: Program transforms state manufacturing for almost three decades

Tue, May 28, 2024

Nearly 30 years ago, two engineers in the Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture forged a plan to provide engineering assistance to manufacturers across rural Oklahoma. Today, their plans have expanded and continue to help hundreds of businesses throughout the state.

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Perfecting Practice: Three generations dedicate their lives to veterinary medicine in rural Oklahoma

Tue, May 28, 2024

In the heart of rural Oklahoma in 1969, Dr. Edward McCrary opened the McCrary Veterinary Hospital. Three generations later, McCrary veterinarians continue to care for animals and serve their community in Watonga, Oklahoma.

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Passionate about Her Roots: Environmental science leader reflects on paths to success

Tue, May 28, 2024

While growing up, being involved in numerous activities was normal for Karen Hickman. Now as the director of the environmental science undergraduate program in the Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture, little has changed.

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Educating Every Cowboy: Agricultural education program shapes tomorrow's educators

Tue, May 28, 2024

In the realm of agricultural education, instructors and professors at Oklahoma State University devote themselves to preparing undergraduate students for student teaching and their future careers.

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Cultural Crown: Biosystems engineering graduate student becomes Ms. International OSU

Tue, May 28, 2024

A single spotlight hits the Student Union Theatre stage, immediately pulling you into another world, one of an Indian wedding complete with costumes and music. As the performance ends, you are left captivated by the dance you just witnessed.

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Dusty Roads to Digital Highways: Federal programs roll out $1.3 billion for broadband infrastructure

Tue, May 28, 2024

When people, legislators in particular, realized the need for internet access, the American Rescue Plan Act was passed, which allowed the federal government to give each state money to build the infrastructure they deem necessary, said Mike Sanders, executive director of the Oklahoma Broadband Office.

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