Block and Bridle Club Members Look Forward to a new Agriculture Pavilion

Ashley Ratute The Proven to Win Pig Sale, which took place this spring in the Kildee Farm Bureau Pavilion, is a consignment sale in which the Block and Bridle Club partners with Swine Genetics International to sell hogs to young 4-H and FFA members.

Danielle Holmes, a junior in animal science, currently serves as the secretary for the Block and Bridle Club. “My hope for the new Agriculture Pavilion is for it to provide a diverse learning environment that will ultimately serve as a key recruiting tool,” she says. “It will allow Iowa State to conduct various activities and events in the animal agriculture industry. Block and Bridle will especially benefit from it due to the great number of events we do as a club — from our Little North American Livestock Exposition and Cyclone Classic Cattle Show to our sheep and hog shows and various sales.”

Current vice president of the club, Brandon Ledger, had this to say about the pavilion: “I came to Iowa State because of the excellent animal science program that we have here. The Block and Bridle Club will benefit greatly from this new pavilion because we will be able to host larger shows and sales. This will also benefit the university because it will bring more prospective students to the campus.”

Allison Buck, a junior in animal science, has high expectations for the pavilion and what it will mean to Iowa State. “I am the third generation of my family to attend Iowa State and major in agriculture — I didn’t even apply to another college.” she says. “The pavilion will bring so much to Ames and Iowa State. Another perk in addition to being able to hold our Block and Bridle shows and sales in the pavilion would be the attraction of students to the college. Prospective students will certainly be impressed with Iowa State when visiting the pavilion, and will soon want to become a part of the program, too.”

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