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Butler’s List

August 29, 2013

With the livestock judging team getting back into the swing of things there have been many thoughts to cross my mind, but the most frequent thought to pop into my mind has been how lucky myself and my teammates are to be here! Heading into the fall judging season and getting back into the swing of practice every team thinks they ‘ought’ to have that one thing on their mind; winning. And while I believe that it’s up there at the top of the list, I don’t think we should be so quick to jump to forget the rest our list.


As a team full of different individuals and personalities from every corner of the country it’s easy to forget our similarities and what it means to be a team, but what I love most about MY team is that despite our differences we always put them aside in order to help out and be there for our teammates. The bonds we’re forming in my book are ones that can’t be replicated just anywhere. Despite the fact that we badger each other and pick at each others nerves, often on purpose; we know that at the end of every day we have a team full of friends there to catch us when we fall.


Our team has the good fortune to not only be afforded money to pursue our educations but here at Butler we’re lucky enough to be able to have people around us who truly wish to see us succeed in all facets of our lives.


They say that the best education you can give a student is to let them experience it first hand and here we are; given countless opportunities to experience life at its fullest in many different parts of the country. Being a part of the livestock judging team, for many of us, livestock are our passion and we have been awarded opportunity one after another to experience many a show, fair, and workout that not every program nationwide can say the same about. Personally I’ve seen more parts of the country in the past year than I had really thought about in the last 5 years of my geographically lacking life. This experience not only opens doors for us, but our eyes to lessons we hadn’t even stumbled upon yet.


Despite others’ outlook from the outside we’ve had and have the great fortune to have at our disposable the minds and support of 4 great men who all care about the integrity of our program. As our sophomores said goodbye to Chris  and Brad we have been handed Marcus and Coop. I find myself lucky to know I have so much support and look forward to the year with our coaches knowing that not only will they prepare us for contest day, but skills we will take forward to the rest of our lives. And just like Chris and Brad we will leave here with support that far surpasses the length of contest season.

And here we are full circle, back to the one thing on every teams mind.


At the end of the day we hope that our teams’ skills and natural talent paired with our stellar preparation from our coaches adds up to a point leading victory, however I think one thing that sets Butler apart is that our team: as long as we remember all of the components of our list; will always walk away winners. So that years from now as our glories fade and our plaques gather dust we’ll still hold true that after each time we were the true winners, the team who left with it all.

Ag Ambassador Update!

May 8, 2012

Hey Ag Ambassadors! If you wish to be an AA officer for the 2012-2013 year, then you must fill out an officer application before Thursday, May 10th at noon!

You can get the application from Elissa, and you may turn it into any officer or Elissa!

ALSO!! Ag Ambassadors is having their annual softball game this Friday at 1 pm, El Dorado softball fields (by the lake).

Officer elections will take place at the softball fields, officers for the new year will be announced after the softball games!

Are you Satisfied With Your Dash?

February 20, 2012

I wanted to share with you all the poem that was read this past weekend at Uncle Don (Dr. Don L. Good’s) funeral.   The weekend was very much a celebration of a life well lived.  You could say that Don made the most of his dash. 

As we left Manhattan to come home I reflected on the poem.  Too often we wait to get involved in school or community activities, or are too busy to notice others around us.  It’s easy to identify problems we encounter, but takes more effort to be a part of the solution.  We may be focused on training for the next big step, feeling like in the meantime our life is on hold.  What we forget (at least I do at times) is that everyday is a part of our DASH.   Please take a minute, read the poem by Linda Ellis, and ask yourself if you’re satisfied with your dash.  If not, today is the day to start filling in the stories of your dash.

 The Dash
by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth…
and now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
the cars….the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard…
are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left.
(You could be at “dash midrange.”)

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what’s true and real,
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
and more often wear a smile…
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy’s being read
with your life’s actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they
say about how you spend your dash?

We heart beef!!

December 5, 2011

So just to keep everyone up-to-date on Butler Ag Ambassadors happenings….we are proud to announce we have successfully completed “Butler Beef Day”!! Wednesday, November 30 the Ag Ambassadors posted up shop in the main building on Butler campus and handed out beef information and beef jerky sticks! It was a huge hit, we handed out 500 beef jerky sticks in about two hours!

We owe a HUGE thanks to the Kansas Beef Council and their support of our event! Not only did they supply us with the beef jerky, but also beef pamphlets and yummy new recipes for beef!

Here are a few pictures from the event:

This is teamwork if I ever saw it! Taylor Graham and Kyle Wilson hold up a tri-fold as Maverick Squires traces letters!


Brett Moriarty and Alyson Moore search beef facts to post on the tri-fold!


I was in charge of rounding up pamphlets and brochures to hand out!


Our main talking point: Where's The Food....Without The Farmer??


Taylor insisted upon coloring only!!!


The finished project! (L to R) Kinzie Selke, Jared Wynn, myself, and Brett Moriarty were just a few of the Ambassadors that helped run the event!

Thanks to everyone that helped make “Butler Beef Day” an informative, fun event!!!

Debbie Lyons-Blythe Speaks With Butler Ag Ambassadors

October 19, 2011

Debbie Lyons-Blythe, a KS cattle rancher, spoke with the Butler CC Ag Ambassadors about how to be an AGVOCATE and why it's important.

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! 🙂