At A Glance

National Junior Board Members

Palo Duro Canyon State Park Superintendent National Western Meat Judging Contest

243rd American Astronomical Society Meeting

Dr. Kieth featured guest on Advisers Ask

National High Magnetic Field Lab Experiment

Buffs at Home

Buffs on the Move

Dates To Remember

Jan. 30: Back-To-School Palooza!

National Junior Board Members

Boone Begert, So. Agriculture, is a 4th generation rancher

and a member of the North American Limousin

Junior Association Board. His family has been ranching

in the eastern Texas Panhandle since 1911

 and raising Purebred Limousin cattle since 1974.

Boone attended his first North American Limousin Show

and Congress when he was 5 months old in Murfreesboro, TN. Boone is honored to serve on the board as Director.

This board governs the affairs of the Junior Association, oversees the three Regional shows, and plans the National Show,

which includes not only the cattle shows, but also satellite events and leadership activities. Boone also serves as the 2023-2024 President of the Texas Junior Limousin Association.

Kyli Kraft, Jr. Agribusiness, is a 5th generation Colorado commercial cattle-woman and serves as the Director

for the National Junior Angus Association Board.

She had the opportunity to grow up on a diversified farming

and cattle operation where she gained experience in the cow/calf, backgrounder, and finishing phase of the cattle business.

Her family also sells beef locally, as well as owns

a feedyard risk management and consulting business. 

After joining the National Junior Angus Association

and Colorado Junior Angus Association in 2017, she was instantly hooked on becoming more involved in the breed.

She is now serving as a 2024 junior board member

for the National Junior Angus Association.

Alumni Named

Palo Duro Canyon State Park Superintendent

David Fischer, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences '19 with a specialization in Geology, was named the Superintendent of Palo Duro Canyon State Park! 


While at WT, David was an officer for the Geology Society and for Sigma Gamma Epsilon (National Geology Honor Society), an active member of the Environmental Science Society, and a Supplemental Instructor (SI) Leader for the late Dr. Schultz' GEOL*1401 lab class. 


David's career with Texas State Parks began in 2014,

when he volunteered at the Palo Duro Canyon 

to help clean up trash and cut back brush. After volunteering, 

David was offered a summer internship position. 

David has held titles of Seasonal Maintenance Assistant,

Maintenance Specialist III, Maintenance Specialist IV, 

to Park Superintendent of both Possum Kingdom and Purtis Creek State Parks.

Congratulations, David!

National Western Meat Judging Contest

The Meat Judging Team traveled to Greeley, Colorado to compete

in the National Western Meat Judging Contest hosted by JBS Foods.

Team Awards:

3rd: High Team Overall

1st: Pork Judging

2nd: Lamb Judging and Placings

3rd: Beef Grading, Beef Judging,

Specs and Reasons

Individual Results:

Danial Raab, Jr. Animal Science:

1st High Individual Alternate,

Perfect 100 in Specs!

Individual Results Cont.:

Helene Keiser, Jr. Animal Science:

5th High Individual,

1st High in Specs (with a perfect 100!),

5th Beef Grading and Total Beef

Katie Labrum, So. Animal Science:

2nd High in Specs (with a 100!),

11th High Overall

Campbell Offield, Jr. Agriculture Education:

1st High in Pork Judging

Will Hauerland, So. Agricultural Business and Economics: Perfect 100 in Specs!

Coached by Dr. Loni Lucherk, Dr. Gordon W. Davis Chair in Meat Judging 

and Assistant Professor of Animal Science,

and Will Boyd, M.S. Animal Science.

243rd American Astronomical Society Meeting

Dr. David Craig, Associate Professor of Physics, and Andrea Skyberg, Jr. Physics,

recently attended the 243rd meeting

 of the American Astronomical Society in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Craig and Andrea gave a presentation of their research poster,

"The Arecibo Pisces-Perseus Supercluster Survey (APPSS):

Catalog and Statistics of Detections."

Dr. Kieth featured guest on Advisers Ask

Dr. Lance Kieth, Associate Dean of External Relations and Recruiting

for the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and Couch Family Professor

of Extension Education, was recently featured on Advisers Ask,

the WT Advising and Transfer Services podcast, discussing Recruitment and Retention.

"Students don't follow programs, they follow people."

-Dr. Lance Kieth

This podcast covers a variety of topics to assist students on successfully connecting

with faculty and services offered.

Listen to Dr. Kieth Here!

National High Magnetic Field Lab Experiments

Cole Phillips and Kyryl Shtefiienko seen running experiments.

Dr. Keshav Shrestha, Assistant Professor of Physics, Cole Phillips, Sr. Physics,

and Kyryl Shtefiienko, Sr. Physics, recently visited the National High Magnetic

Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida, to conduct research on quantum materials.

Buffs at Home

Guests who visited the

Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

in January!

Area 1 FFA

Tractor Technician CDE

Panhandle Livestock Association

Plains Land Bank

Randall County

Jr. Livestock Cattle Show

Shane Hall Financial

USDA Feeder Cattle Grading Training

Buffs on the Move

Students, faculty and staff represented the

Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

traveling in January!



Fort Morgan







New Orleans





A Moment with Mrs. Bachman

Pond's Ponder

Sample Text

After interviewing many of the most successful businessmen in the last century,

Napoleon Hill stated;

“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE.

Keep this constantly in mind.

Weak desire brings weak results,

just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”

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