Edmonson Voice Staff Report, courtesy WKU Dept. of Agriculture
WKU’s Department of Agriculture hosted 23 students at the ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows) Conference June 12-16, 2016, three of which were local students.
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 which covered topics including animal science, beekeeping, floral design and electricity.
ASSET participants from the Edmonson County area included: Emery Hunt from Brownsville, Slaton Kelley, also from Brownsville, and Matthew O’Bryan from Roundhill.