As reported in todayâ€™s front-page article â€œSeedstock success,â€ CSUâ€™s 36th annual sale of yearling bulls and heifers went well, raking in $2.6 million â€“â€“ $145,000 of that coming from sales by the CSU Seedstock Merchandising Team, which is made up of eight students.
Youâ€™ll probably agree with us when we say these students deserve our attention and congratulations. After all, while they had a lot of responsibilities throughout the process, including managing veterinary procedures, grooming and halter breaking the animals, they also did much more â€“â€“ they kept our spirit of agriculture alive.
As young people, itâ€™s easy to forget about our agricultural roots. But, through programs like the Seedstock Merchandising Team, students are helping us remember where we came from.
That giant â€˜Aâ€™ near Hughes doesnâ€™t stand for anthropology or accounting or art. It stands for Aggies, which we are and always will be.
At CSU, itâ€™s not too uncommon to see men and women walking around fully clad in western wear.
This is a campus where, only a decade ago, a yearling steer escaped from a livestock pen and crashed through a glass hallway in Edwards Hall before running into an empty dorm room.
How many students can say that about their school? Not many.
One thing is for sure: We should talk about things like that more often. We should share, remember and respect our agricultural past. After all, itâ€™s the only way to ensure and encourage our agricultural future.