February 15, 2019 -
We have had a great start to the Spring Semester, with some of our members traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend the 99th annual Block and Bridle National Convention. This year the convention was hosted by Louisiana State University. As part of the Block and Bridle activities members got to take part in tours highlighting Louisiana's diverse agriculture. Some of the tours highlighted the beef and horse industries of Louisiana, while others learned about sugar cane production while touring Louisiana State University.
Block and Bridle National Convention was held in conjunction with the National Cattleman's Beef Association's Cattleman's College. At the Cattleman's College our members attended break out sessions to learn more about managing the dynamic system that is the modern ranch, developing their potential as young cattle industry leaders, and had great networking opportunities with many industry professionals! Members got to attend the National Cattleman's Beef Association Trade Show, where they saw the latest and greatest equipment and technology that the beef industry has to offer. There was also numerous celebrity meet and greet opportunities including Troy Landry from History Channel's "Swamp People", Baxter Black the great cowboy poet and former veterinarian, and Temple Grandin, the world's foremost expert on livestock handling.
We are looking forward to see you all at Michigan Beef Expo March 29-31, 2019. Wishing you great luck with your livestock through the remaining winter months, and reminding you green pastures are not far away! And as always, Go Green!
- Darren Kulicamp, Webmaster
To find our event information such as registration forms, rules, and people of contact head over to our 2018-2019 Calendar! Under the respective event you will find all the information you may need.
Who We Are
The B&B Club at MSU strives to provide members an opportunity to promote agriculture and forge new relationships through multiple livestock, social and community service events. Although agriculture is a major club focus, the membership consists of people from all backgrounds. The MSU B&B Club is part of the National B&B Club.
The club organizes multiple events throughout the academic year. Some events include: the Little International, the Michigan Beef Expo Junior Show, the B&B Club Lamb Classic and an annual Recognition Banquet. For a more detailed description of B&B events please visit the Calendar. Each event offers members a chance to gain leadership experience and other involvement possibilities.
Members gather for general meetings every other Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The Executive Council organizes guest speakers or other informational sessions for members after each meeting, along with a social event, such as a scavenger hunt and a hayride.
- To promote a higher scholastic standard among students.
- To promote agriculture, emphasizing all areas of animal science.
- To bring a closer relationship among all individuals.
- To provide a social organization for students of Michigan State University who share a common interest in livestock.