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ISSUE DATE: 11/18/2013

Undergraduate program puts the business in equine

By Kylene Scott

It might start with a little boy wanting to be a cowboy or a horse-crazed teenage girl, but eventually those boys and girls grow up and go to college. If horses are still important, many might look to a university offering an equine science degree. Some look a little further and find value in a business degree. However, the University of Louisville, in Louisville, Ky., offers a program with a little different slant on the traditional equine degree—an equine business degree.

Richard Wilcke, executive-in-residence, Equine Industry Program at U of L, said the program is the only Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International accredited equine program of its kind in the country.

Located in the College of Business at U of L, the program has rigorous admission standards, and students have to keep good grades in order to stay in the college. It takes a 3.1 grade-point average to get in as well as a fairly high ACT score.

“It has fairly high admission standards, so not everybody that wants in can get in, and it takes a 3.0 GPA to stay in,” Wilcke said. “Students can get into the University of Louisville in arts and science and then if they can keep their grades up to 3.0 or better, they can transfer over to the business college for equine.”


NEWS

Agricultural economist: Aging U.S. Farmer population does not necessarily warrant concern
AgriLife Research monitors sulfur dioxide in Amarillo
Branches jockey for farm bill positions
Collection to Action Coalition sparks change in Kansas critical access hospitals
Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum to feature Associated American Artists exhibit
Kansas Veterans' Cemetery seeks wreath sponsorships
NetWork Kansas announces 2013 Entrepreneurship (E-) Communities
November is American Diabetes Month
Publications aim to help new generation farm sustainably
Researchers investigate nut allergy mechanisms
Researchers study daily water use of redcedars
Sen. Moran calls on FCC to support investment in rural telecom
USDA announces funding to improve rural housing
USDA invests in research to convert beetle-filled trees into renewable energy
UW Extension releases series on estate planning
Vilsack announces projects to improve farm and rural business energy efficiency
Weather a topic climatologist loves to share with ranchers

CROPS

2013 Soybean Research Summit to feature 100-bushel MVPs
AgriLife Research hosts seminar on guar Nov. 26 at Vernon center
Combustible dust workshops planned for grain handling, processing industry
Conference to focus on using cover crops
Continuing education event slated Dec. 12 in Jackson County
Corn used for ethanol production
Emergency quarantine issued to protect Colorado ash trees
Examine soil density and compaction layers
FAPC seeks organic certification with help from Whole Foods
Farmers and ranchers of Kansas Farm Bureau to meet in Manhattan
Farmers and ranchers of Kansas Farm Bureau to meet in Manhattan
Farmer's Walk of Fame established at ag center
FSA resumes 2013 crop commodity loan disbursements
K-State Center for Risk Management Education and Research announces student fellows
K-State releases 2 winter canola varieties
Meetings to discuss Spring River watershed water quality project
Midwest, Southwest farmers see Georgia agricultural operations
Milling executives get schooled
MU scientist: New 'healthy' soybeans can replace oils that have unsafe trans fats
NASS: Ark. records broken for corn, cotton, soybeans, rice
Nebraska Power Farming Show
New Texas A&M gene study aimed at enhanced cotton fiber breeding, toolkits
NMSU professor teaches pest management using Google Maps
October brought record-setting low temperatures and some drought relief
Oklahoma Conservation Districts partner with Dust Bowl survivor to produce school curriculum
Oklahoma Farm Bureau introduces new agricultural audio program
OSU researcher making most of available water for bioenergy production
Pesticide applicator continuing education credit workshops offered
River Valley Extension offers Women in Agriculture series
RMA announces sunflower harvest prices
Rural Development participates in groundbreaking ceremony for Pittsburg Farmer's Market
Soy growers respond to preliminary FDA decision on partially hydrogenated oils
Store sunflowers safely
Sub-surface irrigation systems can increase irrigation efficiency
UNL Extension updates Sugarbeet Production Guide
USDA Rural Development awards funding to 77 Nebraska recipients to assist with energy needs
USDA: U.S. corn production is forecast at a record 14B bushels
'Where Heroes Are Made' music video celebrates the hard work of U.S. cotton farmers
Winter canola crop growing well, acreage may be higher

LIVESTOCK

Accuracy is golden
Apply now for 2014 KLA Young Stockmen's Academy
Beef checkoff partners host 'Grrls Beef Camp'
Cargill announces new labeling for Finely Textured Beef
Cattle field day slated Dec. 10
Cattle theft suspect surrenders
Cattlemen's College offers educational sessions
Champions named at American Royal Medal of Excellence and Junior Limousin shows
Consider corn and milo stalks as valuable feed resources
Convention discussions to include water conservation, corporate farming laws
Emergency management planning for livestock operations
EPA report draws criticism from Kansas Livestock Association
Global pig production falls short of genetic potential
Heifer International Philippines projects hit by typhoon
ICON producers vote to oppose pipeline
International Dairy Foods Association, Animal Agriculture Alliance announce winners of ice cream rec
Kansas ranch rodeo teams win big at world championships
Livestock lease agreements a new option
Low levels of blood calcium in dairy cows may affect cow health and productivity, MU study finds
Meat Industry Hall of Fame inducts 6 new members
MU meetings to tell dairy farmers plans for profit-margin safety nets
MU meetings to tell dairy farmers plans for profit-margin safety nets
NASDA to award Youth Experience Heifer
Northeast Iowa dairy, beef manure tour Nov. 19
OPSU performance test bulls weighed
Prepare for winter weather
Red Angus Association recognizes Industry Service award winner
Red Angus presents Pioneer Breeder of the Year award
Shorthorn champions selected at Central Major PACE Show
South Dakota state vet updates blizzard livestock deaths
Strong beef price outlook for two years, MU economist tells grasslanders' group
Study examines opinions on horn removal
Take simple steps to cut energy costs in livestock facilities
TCFA members continue to 'hang in the race'
Undergraduate program puts the business in equine
University of Wyoming meat lab is full-fledged packing plant
West Texas A&M offers online course on pharmaceutical use in cattle
Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation matching donations to help those affected by Atlas blizzard

EDITOR

A wolf in a bonnet
Nebraska needs a farm bill now
One last chance

COLUMNS

Are you 'actively engaged' to qualify for farm payments?
Company streamlines product
New canola hybrid available
One treat at a time
Sale reaches new highs on prices
Seed company expands soybean lineup
So, it has come to this
Sometimes you have to retreat to advance

MARKETS

Below normal temps recorded South Dakota
Colorado feeder cattle auction summary
Corn harvest advances Iowa
Corn harvest ahead of normal pace Minnesota
Crops emerging in good condition Oklahoma
Denison feeder cattle sales report
Dodge City livestock auction report
Dry conditions remain concerning Colorado
Ericson livestock auction report
Favorable harvesting conditions remain Wyoming
Fort Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain futures close slightly lower
Grain market close
Hay trade slow
High Plains weighted average direct sales report
Joplin livestock auction report
McAlester livestock auction summary
Most hay selling steady
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala livestock sales report
OKC West livestock auction report
Ozarks livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. feeder cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Precipitation limits harvest progress Nebraska
Rains slow harvest, planting in some areas Kansas
Salina livestock auction report
Soybean harvest nearing end Missouri
Soybean harvest nearing end Missouri
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales summary

RANGE

New Mexico ranchers to return cattle to grazing area
Rangeland specialist to speak at Old World Bluestem meeting Dec. 5
Trends in climate change show need for greater adaptation of rangeland systems

FAMILY

4-H Teen Leadership Retreat near Brownwood slated for January 2014
Alva FFA livestock judging team travels the road to success
Beetles enjoying a buffet of saltcedar in Oklahoma
Check trees in landscape before severe weather strikes
Community gardens encourage capital growth
Deer season underway in Oklahoma
Fall remains best time to plant a tree
Follow safety tips when making jerky from wild game
Helpful household tips
Holiday buffets taste and look more festive with grapes
Leaves are a valuable resource
Manure safety in the garden
Meditation
Opening day for birds lackluster in Kansas
Preparing roses for winter
Understanding dates on food labels
UNL food specialist offers food safety tips for the holidays
Wade has many charming country-style features

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