Eastern’s nationally recognized agriculture teams travel all over the U.S. to compete.
Eastern’s Livestock Judging Team has a rich tradition in winning competitions and, more importantly, preparing students for successful career opportunities. Each year, the team visits several of the top purebred and feeding operations in numerous states to prepare for competitions.
Express Extravaganza, Yukon, OK
National Western, Denver, CO
Southwestern Livestock Expo, Fort Worth, TX
Dixie National, Jackson, MS
San Antonio Livestock Expo, San Antonio, TX
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX
Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX
AKSARBEN Livestock Show, Omaha, NE
Flint Hills Classic, Manhattan, KS
Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK
American Royal, Kansas City, MO
North American International Livestock Expo, Louisville, KY
Workout stops include viewing some of the nation’s best livestock and meeting many of the master breeders and top managers at the country’s elite livestock operations. The success of EOSC judging teams contributes largely to the EOSC Animal Science Department’s continued success in job placement and further education opportunities of judging team members upon completion of their degree. In addition to the potential career benefits of participating on the EOSC livestock team, awards earned in livestock judging competitions also include scholarships to help students further their education. The opportunity to participate on the livestock judging team exists for all Eastern students, regardless of major and the skills gained as a result will be beneficial in any career.
Livestock Judging Coach
Instructor of Animal Science/Livestock Judging Team Coach
Baker Hall 101
Fax: 918.465.4489 email@example.com
Eastern Oklahoma State College is home to the newly reinstated Meats Judging Team. With the restart of this judging team, EOSC’s agriculture division has picked up right where it left off as a highly competitive team at the national level. The team travels to competitions in both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Mountain West Intercollegiate, Laramie, WY
Lone Star Classic, Ennis, TX
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston, TX
South Plains Intercollegiate, Lubbock, TX
American Royal Intercollegiate, Omaha, NE
High Plains, Hereford, TX
Meats judging is composed of critical thinking skills combined with understanding the importance of quality and yield on a commercial level. Meat judging prepares students to understand multiple components of the meat science industry including grading, placings, and questions. The importance of the meat industry has been highlighted by recent events stemming from COVID. Now more than ever we understand the need for highly trained and skilled workers to help fill voids in the supply chain. Eastern’s rich tradition in Meat Judging has allowed multiple alumni to go on and judge in senior college while becoming industry leaders in meat processing and food safety companies throughout the country.
Eastern Oklahoma State College's Agriculture Division is home to a number of successful competitive teams. Eastern’s Shooting Sports Team participates in trap, skeet, sporting clays and super sporting clays and plans to compete in five national tournaments per academic year.
Participation in Eastern's competitive teams often establishes students' eligibility for certain team-related scholarships.
Eastern Shooting Sports team members have the opportunity to go on to compete at the university level.
Eastern Oklahoma State College enjoys a history of success at the national level with the soils judging team. Eastern has brought home six national championships in the last 15 years.
Soil judging consists of the field component of soil science, a diverse discipline that combines geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. The study of soils helps us to better understand and protect the natural resource that sustains us all. The team competes at both the regional and national levels, traveling to three contests per year. Several former Eastern judging team members have gone on to compete at the university level.
Students on the team learn to think critically and make informed decisions. These skills are able to carry over into many aspects of the student’s life.
Soil Judging Team Coach
Instructor of Agronomy/Soil & Crops Judging Coach
Baker Hall 214
Fax: 918.465.4493 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean of Agriculture Division/Agronomy Instructor/Soils Judging Coach
Baker Hall 100
Fax: 918.465.4493 email@example.com