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Play games, enjoy music and movies, and hear from professional speakers while you celebrate culture and diversity in agriculture! Celebrate AgriCULTURE, hosted by our Ferguson College of Agriculture Multicultural Programs Leaders, will expand your understanding of culture, diversity and inclusion in the agriculture, food and natural resource industries.
Some speakers and panels will Zoom in virtually, but you have the option to attend in-person or virtually. Attend in-person to watch the speaker presentations with friends, or attend virtually on Zoom. Be sure to register for each session you plan to attend either in person or virtually. Attend one or more sessions for your chance to win door prizes and a grand prize!
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Dr. Temple Grandin

Celebrating Change in Animal Agriculture
Dr. Temple Grandin is known for her trailblazing work as a spokesperson for people with autism and her lifelong work with animal behavior. Her understanding of the human mind has aided her in her work with animal behavior, and she is one of the most respected experts in both autism and animal behavior in the world. Celebrate change with Dr. Grandin as she shares her story of the path she created for herself in agriculture, the industry changes she guided and how she never let autism hold her back.
Temple Grandin with a cow.

 

Dr. Thomas RaShad Easley

Student Relationships, Hip Hop and Forestry: Exploring DEI in natural resources related fields
You won't want to miss this high-energy presentation from Dr. Thomas RaShad Easley! Enjoy his Hip Hop music while learning more about diversity, equity and inclusion in the natural resources industry. Dr. Easley is passionately committed to students and their success, and he will encourage and challenge you to make a difference!
Dr. Thomas Easley

 

Women in Agriculture Panel

This panel will explore different opportunities for women in agriculture and what their experiences have taught them.

Macee Hammack is an Oklahoma State alumna and current public affairs specialist at the National Resources Conservation Service.

Dr. Gretchen Mafi is a professor in the department of Animal and Food Sciences and is also a coach of the Oklahoma State meat judging team.

Dr. Morgan Pfeiffer is an assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at OSU and has worked with the Oklahoma Beef Council and the American Meat Science Association.

Dr. Damona Doye is the Associate Vice President of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

AgriCULTURE Research and Higher Education Panel

Join faculty members from the Ferguson College of Agriculture as they discuss the importance of culture, diversity and varied experiential backgrounds in research and higher education. 

Dr. Danielle Bellmer
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering 

Dr. Omkar Joshi
Natural Resource Ecology and Management 

Dr. Lixia Lambert
Agricultural Economics 

Professor Qing Luo
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Dr. Misha Manuchehri
Plant and Soil Sciences

Dr. Bruce Noden
Entomology and Plant Pathology

Dr. Adel Pezeshki
Animal and Food Sciences 

Dr. Quisto Settle
Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership

Industry Panel

Learn about the meaning of a diverse workforce from a panel of industry professionals. Panelists will provide information on the benefits of working in a diverse setting and recommendations for securing opportunities within those companies.

Adolfo Cardoza
Elanco

Emily Gilley
Oklahoma AgCredit

Erika Luna
Lopez Foods

Sylvia Staples
USDA Forest Service

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