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Livestock Judging Team

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.

Contests include: 

  • 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 and Rodeo, Houston, TX
  • Mid American Classic, Wichita, 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 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.

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Agriculture Degree

The A.S. in Agriculture is designed to outline the freshman and sophomore years of study for students who plan to transfer to other four-year colleges and universities to major in the wide variety of fields related to agriculture.
Eastern operates a 4,000 acre farm as a living, outdoor laboratory that enables students to get real world experience that coordinates with classroom instruction.

There are seven options available with the Agriculture degree:
  • Agriculture Communications - A study of the fundamentals of agriculture, news writing and communication methods, including careers and the role of the media in agriculture and related fields.
  • Agriculture Education - Utilized to instruct secondary school and adult education classes, agriculture extension, as well as many government services.
  • Agriculture Economics - A study of economics and business as it pertains to agriculture.
  • Agronomy - The development and application of plant and soil sciences. These areas include biotechnology, business, crop and soil science, plant protection, range management and weed science.
  • Animal Science - Concerned with the production and management of farm animals. Research in the selection, breeding, feeding and marketing of farm animals and developing improved methods of housing, sanitation, and parasite and disease control.
  • Food Science - A discipline dedicated to providing people everywhere with safe, nutritious, high-quality and innovative foods.
  • Pr-Veterinary Medicine - Designed to meet the specific requirements for transfer to a major college or university and then admission to a school of veterinary medicine.

Career Opportunities

Agriculture is one of the largest industries in the United States. It surpasses all other industries, not only in the number of persons it employs, but also in service to human needs. The opportunities for qualified persons are many, varied and attractive. Therefore, it is possible to be highly selective in the choice of an agriculture career. As agriculture continues to become more productive and high-tech, the need for trained college graduates will increase.

Scholarship Opportunities

A college degree is an investment in your future. There are many lifelong benefits of a quality education that exceed the initial costs involved. Tuition and fees at Eastern Oklahoma State College are among the lowest in the nation. Plus, Eastern offers a variety of institutional scholarships, as well as agriculture-related scholarships for students who demonstrate high academic qualifications and financial need. Federal and state financial aid and grant opportunities are also available to help fund your education.

Apply now for admission to the Agriculture program.

Contact Information

Eddie Woods
Agriculture Division Dean
Baker Hall 100
Phone: 918.465.1773
Fax: 918.465.448
ewoods@eosc.edu