High school students explore agriculture and center hosts clothing drive

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Raider Roundup gives high school students insight into agricultural opportunities

Nearly 600 high school students recently attended the annual Raider Roundup hosted by the School of Agriculture.

Abigayle Houser, of rural Pikeville, Tennessee, was one of those high school students who attended events at the Tennessee Livestock Center, the Stark Agribusiness and Agriscience Center, the Horticulture Center and the Academic Classroom Building. And at 15, the Bledsoe County High School freshman can look forward to the university’s horse science program in about four years.

Used as a recruiting tool, Raider Roundup brought teens – many involved in FFA and 4-H – from East, Middle and West Tennessee to campus to compete in 17 agriculture-related events and to network with students and faculty. The event was hosted by MTSU Collegiate FFA.

Competition topics included land valuation, animal care/veterinary science, milk quality, nursery/landscape, agronomy and more. Workshops were also held on agro-analysis, agricultural education, concrete and construction management and fermentation/distillation.

During the horse judging skills competition with several dozen of her peers, Houser said she “really enjoyed my time on campus and was excited to learn the proper way to evaluate the discipline “.

Kailee Scott, an animal science and public relations double major from Lebanon, Tennessee and MTSU Collegiate FFA president, attended Raider Roundup while she was in high school and said, “It’s nice to being able to give back to the organization (School of Agriculture) that has given me so much: leadership skills and a place to feel my voice is heard.

Chaney Mosley, assistant professor of agricultural education and associate director of the Tennessee STEM Education Center, praised the faculty, staff and students who volunteered. The center, Data Science and the School of Concrete and Construction Management also participated in Raider Roundup events.

The June Anderson Center collects clothing for the domestic violence center

The June Anderson Center for Women and Non-Traditional Students is hosting a “comfortable” bra drive throughout the month of October in recognition of Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Months. non-perishable foods.

“We are collecting new bras, with tags, and comfortable clothing like leggings, sweatpants and T-shirts for the Rutherford County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center,” she said. said Maigan Wipfli, director of the June Anderson Center.

New clothing will be accepted until November 1 and donation boxes are located in the lobby of the Health, Wellness and Recreation Center, 1848 Blue Raider Drive; in the Department of Communication Studies at Jones Hall, 624 Old Main Circle; June Anderson Center, SUC Room 330, 1768 MTSU Boulevard; and the MTSU Alumni House, 2259 Middle Tennessee Blvd. You can also email powerof1@mtsu.edu to schedule an on-campus pickup.

The Rutherford County Domestic Violence Center prefers donations of non-wired bras. The clothing will be used for post-legal examinations as well as given to people fleeing domestic violence. Comfort is essential for those experiencing these situations, Wipfli explained.

This campaign is a partnership with the June Anderson Center, the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, and MTSU’s Power of One campus initiative to end gender-based violence.

“In order to do more programming and awareness, we partnered the bra drive with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause close to my heart,” said Wipfli, whose mother is a cancer survivor. breast for 30 years.

This is the third year that JAC has organized the clothing drive. The first year, 65 objects were collected. Last year the goal was 75 and a total of 78 donations were given. The goal this year is 85 articles.

Thankful Thursday Food Drive

Through November 3, JAC will be collecting non-perishable/canned food items which will be assembled and distributed, while supplies last, from 10-11:30 a.m. on November 9 in the Student Union Atrium.

Suggested items for Thanksgiving meal bags include stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, condensed soup for stews, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, pie filling, and openers -boxes. Drop off items in Room 330 of the Student Union by noon on November 3 or email JACWNS@mtsu.edu for items to be picked up (on campus).

This event is sponsored by the June Anderson Center, the Student Government Association, Student Programming and Activities, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Organization and Service, and the MTSU Student Food Pantry.

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