Archive for September 2011

Ag Ambassador Executive Officer Team 2011-2012

September 16, 2011

2011-12 Butler Ag Ambassador Officers: Bailey Boomhower, Brett Moriarty, Maverick Squires, Taylor Graham, Emily Jackson

We are not responsible for speeding tickets!

September 15, 2011

Last evening, the El Dorado roads met fast tires and smoking brakes once again as the Butler Ag Ambassadors flew across the town on the ‘2nd Annual Ambassadors Amazing Race’. Members present at last night’s meeting were divided into teams and each given a different clue to a location in El Dorado. Upon arriving at their destination, teams were given a new clue to yet another spot! Clue’s included phrases such as:

“If Dewey had a decimal, where would he be??” (The library of course!)

“I am squarely between where you can catch a flick, or catch a foul.” (The fairgrounds is smack dab in the middle of the movie theater and the baseball fields.)

“Welcome to Butler! I’m the new kid on campus!” (The Butler Welcome Center is not only home to the Foundation Offices and Office of the President, but it is the newest building on campus! And quite snazzy at that!)

And many more…….

Before setting out on the race, all participants had to come to an understanding that the Butler Ag Ambassadors were in no way endorsing nor were responsible for any speeding, reckless driving, illegal passing or any other form of tickets they could possibly encounter while in their mad dash across the town. Not that anyone would of course! Butler students are top notch! (:

Here are some photos of last night’s activities!

Pumped and ready to leave for the race!


What does it mean? What does it mean? Satree does not look pleased about the fact she cannot understand the clue!!


Must have been a close race to the finish, as the first two teams drove on the sidewalk right up to the Ag Facility door!


A few wrong turns, a little head scratching, fast driving, and lots of yelling later......the winning team! Kati Keys, Caleb LaGrone, Parker Henley and Paige Wallace!


Congratulations to all teams that successfully finished the race!

Butler Ag Ambassadors will hold it’s next event on Tuesday, October 4th with beef industry agvocate Debbie Lyons Blythe here to give a presentation! Keep updated for more details on the time and place!

And have a wonderful week! ūüôā

How y’all doin’?…Greetings from the Carolina’s!

September 13, 2011

Let the blogging fun begin! Hello there, fellow readers of the Butler Agvocates Blog…my name is Alyson Moore. I’m 19 years old (the big 2-0 comes in February!) and I‚Äôm currently a sophomore here at the great, Butler Community College! A southern accent, a yellow Ford F-150, sheep, and a love for baking cakes would probably be a few of the things most people would relate me to….and yet, many other descriptions fall between the cracks. For instance, I’m an admitted shopaholic and living 20 minutes from Wichita doesn’t help (jewelry and purses are a personal favorite)! Photography is something I‚Äôve always enjoyed however here recently it’s beginning to be a potential frame to my future. And…we can’t forget a love for crafts! Just this summer, I restored and painted two western flyer bicycles (with the help of my dad and brother), painted multiple beach and ACC sports themed bird houses, and found some vintage chairs at local flea markets which I painted and are currently sitting around my dining room table. But, these things are just a small glimpse into my hectic, amazingly fun, life!

just one of my cakes! of course an ice-skating cow was perfect for a friends winter birthday!

NCSU bird house!

A set of twin lambs born on my small, family, club lamb operation, this past winter...Guber and Gomer(:

As the great song, Wagon Wheel says, I was raised down south in the land of the pine (you can listen to this Raleigh, NC¬†anthem by following the link below). I call North Carolina…home! Those of you who aren’t familiar with North Carolina, here are a few fun facts:

A beautiful sunrise while traveling back to the main-land (on ferry) from Ocracoke Island this past summer....along with my second family, The Boone's-Ladd's(:

  • North Carolina’s highest point is Mt. Mitchell; 6,684 ft, in the Smokey Mountains and its lowest point is sea level at Atlantic Ocean! NC is one of the few states you can vacation in the Mountains one day and¬†drive 6 hours the next¬†to enjoy the white, sandy beaches of Atlantic Ocean!
  • As a coastal state, we have a “State Fish” and a “State Boat!” The Channel Bass serves as our Fish representative and the Shad Boat represents our waterway travel (:
  • A few of our major industries are Tobacco, Cotton, Furniture, Pork, and Poultry (all of which are Ag related Products…go us!!)¬†
  • Billy Graham, Andy Griffith, James Taylor, Dale Earnhardt, Michael Jordan, and (of course) Zach Galifianakis all call NC home!

And, we can’t forget we have the Wright Brothers to thank for our airway travel!

My home and family roots are both things I’m very proud of! But, I’m also very thankful for the support and love I’ve been shown over the past few years, which has led me to where I am today…El Dorado, Kansas! My family has always had strong ties with the production agriculture industry. My grandfather raised and sold market hogs and we’re also a¬†4th generation tobacco family! But, ultimately¬†I owe my travels, student life here at BCC, and successes involving the Agriculture world to my Dad, who asked me a simple question one day about 15 years ago. Even though I was very young, the answer was simple when asked if I wanted to show lambs and become a part of 4-H! The fun, hard-working, dedicated lifestyle began soon after at my first county 4-H Livestock Show! Since then, I’ve exhibited lambs at the County, State, and National level each year. Eventually this led to an interest in also showing cattle and hogs, becoming a part of the FFA…and, of course, an interest in Livestock Judging! Which is where the evidence lies of why a yellow ford with NC tags is parked everyday in El Dorado, KS! I am honored to say I’m a member of the well acclaimed, extremely accomplished, Butler¬†Livestock Judging Team…and better yet, the Butler Ag family!

Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2010 NC State Fair!

In recent news….the big decision that’s on all of the Butler Sophomore’s minds will soon take place! Where to transfer? Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Colorado State, or North Carolina State?….decisions, decisions! Wish me luck and say a few prayers along the way!

God bless and I look forward to sharing more soon!

Listen to Wagon Wheel!


Snake…OH MY!!

September 12, 2011

Beeep beeep beeeep. The alarm goes off! My roommates, Alyson Moore and Paige Wallace, head to the boys’ house at Towanda to check out Paige’s show on RFDTV. (You can check part of it out below) I, on the other hand, opted to stay home, shower and get some work done around here.

Well, half asleep, I take my shower. And feeling refreshed, I walk out of the bathroom and notice a small black string-like thing on the floor between the bathroom and my bedroom. And for those of you who don’t know- I wear glasses, and I definitely need them! I didn’t have them on at the time so I just put some clothes on and didn’t think much about it. But curiosity eventually got the best of me, and I put on my glasses and peered at the small black “string” in the hallway and all of the sudden….

….IT MOVED!!!! I, of course, screamed at the top of my lungs! (to my neighbors- sorry and yes I am alive! =) )¬† IT WAS A SNAKE!!!! Honestly, I had never seen a snake inside a house or basically any where but the zoo and the cow pasture. So frantically I called Alyson (apparently they have numerous amounts of these creatures in N.C. and I figured she would know what to do). Well my roommates get home and I’m freaking out. That’s when my “brave” roommates take action!

Paige suggests stomping on it with a shoe….my shoe. I’d like to add that Paige has prior experience killing rodents (see Emily Jackson’s posts from about a year ago).¬† Alyson, channeling her inner Crocodile Hunter, gets a hammer to use to subdue the creature to eventually release it to the great outdoors of El Dorado. I immediately grab my computer to research our new visitor (mostly to find out if it was venomous or going to kill us…) We decide to call Brett Moriarity for assistance. Which, sorry Brett, offers little assistance…other than to inform us that the baby snake probably has siblings…or worse a momma!

Come to find out, the little guy, was a Ringneck snake that is neither venomous or harmful to us. (But scary nonetheless…) They are fairly common to this area and our landlord, Miss Kelli, says they don’t get much bigger than an earth worm (see the picture below..) Eventually, he found a hole in the wall and escaped unharmed. Apparently, he just wanted to take a look around and get out of the chilly air outside. Hopefully, he doesn’t return…… (cue the creepy music)

A ringneck snake that is about the same size as our visitor. Let's just say...he's not welcome back!

And of course Paige on the Angus Report…..

Song of the Week

September 7, 2011

Butler students have a new favorite song! Check it out homeboy!

We love some Eric Church!

Big Kid School is for Cute New T-shirts!

September 6, 2011

Long gone are those beautiful days where I could attend class and every one of my teachers would know my name by the second week.

Long gone are the days when I could walk to class in two minutes (however also long gone is that pesky Freshmen 15!!!)

Long gone are those beautiful days when you didn’t have a test/quiz in two different ag classes on the same day because you had one teacher for all of your ag classes and she wouldn’t give you a double whammy (Thank you SO much for that Elissa.. you were an angel).

Long gone are those beautiful days when your Spanish teacher would talk to you in English and you actually knew what was going down in class (Thank you SO much for that M.. you’re the bomb).

Long gone are those beautiful Butler days.


Say HELLOOO to cute new t-shirts at K-State!

It seems like for EVERY single club/organization you join there are t-shirts that are either required or “strongly suggested”. And I have the hottest new supermodels on this season’s runways to show them off!

Here is the hotty-toddy Analena showing off her love for beef… particularly K-State beef! Analena enjoys long walks on the beach and helping her friends with their Chemistry homework.











Here is hot mama-cita Megan. She is very active in her sorority, Sigma Alpha. Sigma Alpha is a professional ag sorority. Megan loves Red Diamond Sweet Tea and her new iPad. 

Pictured above is Hannah and Sarah. They embrace their differences and stand for world peace and equality among mankind.

And then of course there is always the option to “Be You. Be Greek” along with 546y47463829 other girls on the KSU campus. Not only does joining a sorority give you that “special bond” that only sisterhood can, but you also get to invest in about 36 new t-shirts each semester!

But this is by FAR the best t-shirt I have gotten yet. It is my new Train shirt from the most perfect, amazing and magical night of my life!!! (translation: I got to see Train in Kansas City this past weekend!!!) My life is now complete.