Michael Looper Receives 2019 Arkansas Cattlemen's Association Producer Education Award
Michael Looper receives his award while attending the annual American Cattlemen's Association convention and trade show.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Michael Looper, head of the Department of Animal Science, received the 2019 Arkansas Cattlemen's Association Producer Education Award while attending the annual association's convention and trade show from Aug. 29-31 in Hot Springs.
"It was a huge surprise to receive this award," said Looper. "I accepted it on behalf of the entire department, as it is a testament to the strong relationships we have with stakeholders—specifically the cattlemen and women of Arkansas."
The Producer Education Award is presented during a banquet on the final night of the event and recognizes the awardee's commitment to the education of producers in Arkansas and for their support of the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association.
The annual trade show and convention features information sessions with colleges; updates from throughout the industry; and opportunities for cattlemen-to-cattlemen fellowship. Additionally, the ACA also showcases a large farm and ranch show where cattlemen and women can meet with businesses from around the state.
Bryan M. Rhodes, administrative specialist II
Department of Animal Science
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