Tech Grad Student Mary Hunt Heads for Denver on ILC Student Travel Fellowship
Texas Tech graduate student Mary Hunt has been selected as an International Livestock Congress-USA Student Travel Fellow. As part of the honor the Yukon, Okla., native will receive a scholarship to travel to Denver for the International Livestock Congress in January.
The congress which is managed through a partnership of the International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation and the National Western Stock Show is a global event that brings leaders from the livestock and meat industry together to discuss issues of international importance that affect the future of animal agriculture.
“While attending the congress, I’ll have the opportunity to make vital connections, as well as gain insight that will make a world of difference in my personal ambition of shining a positive light onto the beef and livestock industries alike,” Hunt said. In addition, she’ll attend workshops focused on beef industry global competitiveness, as well as feeding cattle to meet demand, sustainability, and international trade.
Hunt, who specializes in meat science, was selected from a pool of more than 60 applicants, and is one of 12 fellows representing six countries to attend the meeting. Program officials said recipients were chosen based on their ability to maintain a high grade point average in addition to the leadership and extracurricular activities.
“As a global meat industry, we share common concerns that threaten our future,” Hunt said, “but we must be diligent to collaborate because livestock producers will be tasked with the challenge of providing protein in the international marketplace to an ever increasing world population and demand.”
Written by Kelsey Shaw
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