Butler Alumni-It’s a Small World

Butler CC Alumni Hyatt Frobose

This week I’m going to introduce you to Hyatt Frobose.  Hyatt came to Butler Community College from Pemberville, Ohio.  He is a 4th generation livestock producer with a passion for the swine industry.  Upon earning a degree in Agriculture from Butler Community College, Hyatt transferred to Kansas State University where he completed a degree in Animal Sciences and Industry.  After graduation Hyatt chose to continue his education in a Masters program at K-State studying Swine Nutrition and Behavior.

 Hyatt has been extremely active during his college years as a member of Butler and K-State’s Livestock Judging Teams, as well as K-State’s Meat Judging Team, Meat Evaluation Teams and Academic Quadrathalon Teams. Nationally, he has also been involved in the National Junior Swine Association as a member, regional director and ultimately vice president. Along the way Hyatt has found his voice as an advocate for agriculture and he occasionally blogs with other K-State students at Food for Thought

Hyatt understands that animal welfare is growing global concern.  In true Hyatt style, he is taking action.  Hyatt has recently been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship (follow the link to learn more about what Hyatt will be studying) to study in a postgraduate scholarship position at the University of Melbourne in Australia for a year starting in January 2011.

In Hyatt’s words, “Globally, more and more consumers are showing greater interest in the way their food is produced. Australia has faced animal welfare concerns for several decades, and the livestock industry has handled the issue in a proactive way.”

“ By evaluating the way that the Australian livestock industry has effectively educated their consumers and marketed their products, I hope to determine whether we can incorporate
these same approaches into American culture.”

To add to the excitement, we wish Hyatt  best wishes on his upcoming marriage to Brandi Buzzard.  Brandi is also a K-State College of Agriculture graduate.  I will be sure to keep tabs on their Australian adventures through her blog, Buzzards Beat

Like many of our former Butler students Hyatt, is not only working on the forefront of his industry, but he is also experiencing the global nature of Agriculture first hand-it really is a small world.

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