NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – A research presentation on goat meat marketing and research has garnered top-place honors for a Tennessee State University graduate student at the recently ended 71st Professional Agricultural Workers Conference held at Tuskegee University in Alabama.
Azubuike Ezeadum’s oral presentation, “Tennessee meat goat marketing and management practices,” won the second-year Agribusiness major the first-place award, a certificate of recognition, and a $500 cash prize.
Ezeadum was among four TSU graduate students from the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences who presented at the conference of more than 600 students, professionals and stakeholders.
“This award means a lot to me,” said Ezeadum. “I owe a lot to Dr. Enefiok Ekanem (Research Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) for getting me involved in the conference.”
Dr. Ekanem is the project director of the USDA-funded goat-marketing project at TSU. He, along with Mary Mafuyai, also of the CAHNS, supervised the graduate students’ paper presentations.
Also presenting a paper on goat meat marketing and research was Clarence Pongo. Danielle Towns-Belton and Darnell Towns presented a poster on risk management strategies for Tennessee’s small farmers.
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