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  Nick Wherley  10/8/2020 10:59:00 AM  

*sent to all teachers

Class is in Session with the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

Do you have a class or student group interested in STEM, career exploration, or college preparation? The College of ACES offers virtual group visits for classes, student clubs, and after school activities. Presentations and conversations are customized to meet your students' interests around:

·         Majors & Career Opportunities in the College of ACES

·         Environmental Sustainability

·         Food Systems

·         Healthy Communities

·         Applied Economics & Business

·         Leadership

·         Pre-College Enrichment Summer Programs

If you are interested in exploring a group visit with the College of ACES, fill out the ACES Group Visit Form to set up a date and indicate your group's topics of interest. Feel free to share this with other counselors and post-secondary team members in your district, as well as teachers and club advisors. For more information, please email us at or call (217) 333-3380.


Meat CDE Opportunities

Hello FFA Advisors and 4-H Leaders,

This is Brandon Klehm at the University of Illinois Meat Science Program, and I have some (although short notice) exciting news! The American Meat Science Association is hosting several contests this month for any high school or junior high students to participate. Although the first has already passed, there are two more in October. There is a $25 fee per student per contest, and the contest will be held on All directions on when and how the contest will be coordinated is found HERE.

If any programs or clubs have any questions for me, or would like to try to setup a quick video call to go over any aspects of the contest, I am happy to make time to do so. I think this is a great opportunity to keep kids evaluating, and sadly I have a strong bet that we will see more virtual contests this coming spring.

In addition, I would like to host a virtual 'meat judging camp' in the spring and if you could please let me know if your program or club would be interested in attending as well as what topics you would really like to be covered to get the most out of everyone's time. I will be sending out a finalized date and plan towards the end of this year, so please send me your responses as soon as you can.

Thank you all so much for your time, and I hope everyone can get the most out of these opportunities!

Brandon J. Klehm

Meat Judging Coach

Meat Science Outreach

University of Illinois

1503 S. Maryland Ave.

Urbana, IL 61801

Work: (217) 300-8128

Nick Wherley
University of Illinois
Phone: 217-333-3380 Cell: --
Address: 1301 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
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