Meat Science graduate students gain valuable leadership skills by working with programs such as Beef 706. Beef 706 is sponsored by the Texas Beef Council on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, is hosted by the Department of Animal Science, and is a producer-education program where those in the beef production industry learn first-hand about the ultimate product they are producing. Each class enlists the help of graduate students to lead the cutting groups where a side of beef is cut into its wholesale parts. Graduate students hone their teaching skills working with these programs, and cattle producers are taught by the next generation of scientists, educators, and industry leaders.

Here are some photos of the grad students in action at the most recent Beef 706, held in College Station, on November 3-4, 2015.

Clay Eastwood

Hillary HendersonHillary Henderson

Courtney BoykinCourtney Boykin

Mark FrenzelMark Frenzel

McKensie HarrisMcKensie Harris

Drew CassensDrew Cassens

Crystal WatersCrystal Waters

Aeriel BelkAeriel Belk

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Source: Texas A&M