Limbach Named Don & Jane Good Outstanding Senior
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Joseph Limbach, Eugene, Mo., has been selected as the 2017 Don & Jane Good Outstanding Senior. Craig Good, Don and Jane's son, presented the award April 1.
While an undergraduate student in Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University, Joseph was a member of the 2016 National Champion Meat Animal Evaluation Team and the 2016 Reserve National Champion Livestock Judging Team. He was named an All-American in livestock judging and placed fifth overall at the Meat Animal Evaluation national contest.
He was a member of the 2017 K-State Animal Sciences and Industry Academic Quadrathlon Reserve Champion Team. He was also active in several campus organizations, including Block & Bridle and Ag Competition Team's Council. Joseph assisted with a graduate research project with swine to investigate antibiotic alternatives by utilizing vitamin and mineral premix treatments.
At Fort Scott Community College, he was active on the livestock judging team, served as president of the Collegiate Farm Bureau, was a President's Ambassador and a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Internships outside Joseph's comfort zone opened his eyes to multiple sectors in agriculture. He spent two summers working for a food-service trucking company learning both the management and labor intensive side of the business. He also worked one summer for Crop Production Services. He says these internships helped him realize his true passion lies in the swine industry.
After graduating in May 2017, Joseph will join the team at JBS United as research coordinator for one of its commercial farms in Frankfort, Indiana. He will eventually transfer to the headquarters in Sheridan, Indiana, where he will work with the marketing team to design schemes for the sales force.
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.