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March 2007

Release Date: March 16, 2007

ASU Agriculture Department to Serve at ‘Taste of Texas’

Students and faculty from the Meat and Food Science section of Angelo State University’s Agriculture Department have been invited by the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association (TSGRA) to take part in the Texas Agriculture Council’s annual “Taste of Texas” Thursday, March 22, in Austin.

Members of ASU’s newly-formed Meat and Food Science Association student group will accompany Dr. Kirk Braden, assistant professor of animal science and MFSA faculty adviser; Dr. Brian May, associate professor of animal science; and members of TSGRA to the event. They will be preparing almost 1,000 pounds of precooked lamb and goat roasts provided by TSGRA to serve more than 1,200 people, including members of the Texas Legislature, state agencies and staff, and agriculture commodity groups.

This will be ASU’s first time to participate in the event where they will join members of the Texas A&M Agriculture Department and Meat Judging Team.

“We look forward to this great opportunity to showcase the university, our department and the Meat and Food Science section,” Braden said. “ASU and our Agriculture Department are full of first-class students, faculty and programs and we value this chance to showcase them at the state capitol.”

The MFSA is a student organization open to any interested student, regardless of major or classification. The group performs various caterings and fundraisers to increase student involvement and knowledge. Scholarships and travel expenses to national conferences are also available to student members.

For more information, call the ASU Agriculture Department at 942-2027.

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