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Upcoming Events


  •  19th Annual MSU Blue & Gold Steer and Heifer Show-Saturday, April 19 at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex 

Sponsored by MSU's FFA, showmanship events begin at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in three age divisions, and all participants must be under 21 years old. Division winners will compete for an overall award. The entry fee is $5 per showman. The heifer show will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. with the steer show immediately following. The top three finishers will earn cash premiums. There is an entry fee of $25 per animal, and bedding will not be provided at the facility. For more information, contact Troy Whittemore at 859-229-4911; Patricia Harrelson at 316-640-6992 or Flint Harrelson at 575-642-2652.

  • Agricultural Sciences Senior Night 

The Department of Agricultural Sciences will host Senior Night Wednesday, April 23 in the University farm arena classrooms at the Derrickson Agriculrtural Complex. Agricultural Sciences seniors and their families may attend the event free of charge. Admission for underclassmen is $2. Call 606-783-2662 for more information, or email

  • Spring Bedding and Vegetable Plant Sale Dates & Times-Derrickson Agricultural Complex 

A selection of annual and perennial flowers and plants, hanging baskets, mixed planters and vegetable plants will be available for purchase on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 2, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All 3" potted annuals=$1 each

All potted vegetable plants=$1.50 each or 10 for $12

All 3" potted herb plants=$2.50 each


  • Barrel & Pole Open Horse Show

The Collegiate FFA will sponsor the Barrel and Pole Open Horse Show Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4 at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex. Call 606-783-2662 for more information, or email

  • Staton Named Veterinary Technician of the Year

MSU Veterinary Technology Instructor Amy Staton was named the 2013 Kentucky Veterinary Technician of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Technician Association. (KTVA). Staton also recently earned her Docotrate in Educational Leadership Tech from MSU. Staton has earned a total of four degrees from MSU, including an associate degree in veterinary technology in 2003, a bachelor's degree in agricultural science and a master's degree in career technology, agricultural, in 2005.



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