National Convention – Success!

Posted: April 16, 2014

Members of Penn State Block and Bridle traveled to Springfield, MO on April 10-13 to attend the National Block and Bridle Convention, learn about animal agriculture, and take home national recognition.

From April 10th through April 13th members from the Penn State Block and Bridle Club traveled to Springfield, Missouri to take part in Block and Bridle’s 94th National Convention. More than thirty schools from across the country were present at this event. This year Penn State had a total of seventeen members attend the convention. Students who attended this event had the opportunity to hear from many professionals in the agriculture industry during a variety of seminars. Also students went on different tours throughout the state of Missouri. For example, some students visited places such as the Circle A Angus Ranch, the Budweiser Clydesdale Breeding Facility, and Genex. This trip would not have been possible without the partial funding provided by the Office for Undergraduate Education.
On the last night of convention, a banquet was held to present the national awards. Penn State ended up coming home with a second place for chapter activities, a second place for yearbook and fourth place for webpage. Overall this was an amazing and unique experience for over three hundred and fifty Block and Bridle members from across the country. Penn State students were able to meet and network with many other students to gain insight and learn about the agriculture industry across the country.