Liggett Named Don & Jane Good Outstanding Senior
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Cole Liggett of Dennison, Ohio, has been selected as the 2020 Don & Jane Good Outstanding Senior. The award was announced virtually on May 15.
While an undergraduate student in Animal Sciences and Industry (ASI) at Kansas State University, Cole was a member of the 2017 Dairy Judging Team, 2018 Meat Judging Team, 2019 Reserve National Champion Meat Animal Evaluation Team and 2019 Reserve National Champion Livestock Judging Team.
Liggett was a member of several campus organizations, including Block & Bridle Club, Pre-Veterinarian Club, Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program and Kansas State University Meat Science Association. He was also active and competitive in the American Meat Science Association, American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) and Ohio Junior Simmental Association. Liggett took advantage of other industry-related experiences including the Youth Beef Industry Conference and the International Genetic Solutions Summit Leadership Conference. These opportunities allowed him to further develop his knowledge in the beef industry. He was selected an AJSA Gold Merit Award Winner in 2019 and won several other awards and scholarships related to his involvement in the agricultural industry.
Liggett enrolled at K-State due to a passion for the agriculture and livestock industries, which stemmed from growing up on his family's diversified beef cattle operation. "My love for both industries and a passion for animal care ultimately led me to Kansas State University to pursue an undergraduate degree at one of the premier animal science programs in the nation, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a DVM," Liggett says. "To many, these are just three letters – but to me, a lifetime goal."
Following graduation from K-State, Liggett will be attending the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University with future aspirations to work for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The Don and Jane Good Outstanding Senior Award was developed in 2010 to recognize those that exceed expectations of involvement in the animal science department. These criteria were developed to match the legendary example set by Good: moral character, scholarly achievement, leadership skills, participation on judging teams, foreign and domestic travel, potential of contributing to humankind in the future and written and oral communication skills.
The Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry serves students, livestock producers and the animal and food industries through teaching, research and education. The K-State ASI department prepares students for careers in the animal and food industries. The curriculum includes the study of nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior, meat science and food science with production, management, and agribusiness skills. For more about the K-State's ASI department visit asi.ksu.edu.
The Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry department serves students, livestock producers and the animal and food industries through teaching, research and education.The K-State ASI department prepares students for careers in the animal and food industries. The curriculum includes the study of nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior, meat science, food science with production, management, and agribusiness skills.