In The News
July 23, 2015
COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS WINS SECOND PLACE WITH CAMPUS HAY AT WORLD FORAGE CONTEST - College of the Ozark students won second place at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, a contest for forage producers to enter their highest quality hay samples. In May, Tammy Holder, beef farm manager and agronomy supervisor at College of the Ozarks, noticed the quality of the hay to be of a higher value than in previous years. “While the spring drought reduced our forage yields it allowed us the chance to put up high quality hay,” said Holder “We don't normally have the chance to cut grass hay when it would be at its best quality, because we don't get enough rain free days in May in southwest Missouri.” Holder and her two student workers over the summer, seniors Brook Lair and Zane Lowrance, made the decision to submit a 25-27-pound sample to the World Forages Contest to see how the quality of their hay competed internationally. Ranking in the top 20 worldwide, Holder, Lair, and Lowrance were invited to an awards luncheon in Madison, Wisconsin, on September 30, 2014, to learn who among the 20 would receive accreditation for their hay quality. The two seniors, Lair and Lowrance, are both agriculture majors at College of the Ozarks, and this trip served as an achievement. The result of the awards luncheon left Holder and the two students elated as they left Madison, Wisconsin. This win was a huge accomplishment for the Agricultural Department, and the Department looks forward to competing in various events in the future.
February 24, 2015
College of the Ozarks ranked second in the nation, The 20 Best College Farms