Agricultural Council: AFS’s Shae Lynn Suttle named ‘Matador of the Month’
By: Hannah Van Der Schans
Name: Shae Lynn Suttle; Major: Animal Science – Meat Science Business; Classification: Sophomore; Organization: 2020 Meat Judging Team; Hometown: Idalou, Texas; Month: October 2019
Shae Lynn Suttle, a sophomore animal science/meat science business major from Idalou, Texas, was named Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources' October Matador of the Month.
"I am very blessed to be a part of the CASNR family, and I believe that this honor simply reflects the moral standards and expectation of success that is driven throughout the college," Suttle said. "We are called to go forth into the world, and encourage, help and lift up those around us."
Suttle said CASNR has opened many doors for her and relieved a lot of the financial burden of attending college by awarding her with scholarships.
"CASNR opened their doors, and welcomed me in, giving me the "family" feel that I was searching for," Suttle said. "CASNR also has helped me financially, allowing me to obtain my degree debt-free."
In addition to the abundant amount of opportunities CASNR offers its students, Suttle said growing up in Idalou, Texas Tech always seemed to be an option for her college education.
"For years, I have grown up practicing in the meat lab here on campus," Suttle said, "and I have longed to be a member of the Texas Tech University Meat Judging Team ever since I started judging in middle school."
Now a part of the 2020 Meat Judging Team and pursing a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science/Meat Science Business, Suttle said she hopes to further her interests in the meat industry and contribute to the future of the agriculture industry once she graduates.
"Upon receiving a bachelor's degree, I will pursue a master's and a doctoral degree," Suttle said. "Teaching has always been my passion and I plan to become a professor of meat science at a major university."
Ag Council members include the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow; Agricultural Economics Association; Agri-Techsans; Agronomy Club; Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity; Alpha Zeta; Ambassadors for Agriculture; American Society of Landscape Architects; Block & Bridle; Collegiate 4-H; Collegiate FFA; Collegiate Horsemen's Association; Entomology Club; Equestrian Team; Farmhouse Fraternity; Food Science Association; Horse Judging Team; Livestock Judging Team; Meat Judging Team; Meat Science Association; MANRRS; Minorities in STEM; Range, Wildlife & Fisheries Club; Ranch Horse Team; Rodeo Team; Sigma Alpha Sorority; Society for Conservation Biology; Soil Judging Team; Student Association for Fire Ecology- SAFE; Tech Pre-Vet Society; Turf Club; Wildlife Society of Texas Tech; and Wool Judging Team.
CONTACT: Claire Cleveland, Administrator for Scholarships, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or email@example.com