The Iowa State Block and Bridle chapter will be hosting the 100th annual Block and Bridle National Convention April 8-11. The event is coming to fruition after years of planning and anticipation. “The bid to host the convention was submitted before any of us were students here,” says Alison Bueltel, a tri-chair of the planning committee. “The committee began planning in 2018 and had to postpone the original 2020 date due to COVID-19, so we are extremely excited for this event to finally take place.”
This is the centennial convention, representing an exciting milestone for National Block and Bridle and the Iowa State chapter as one of the charter members. The ISU chapter is the largest chapter within the organization and is the largest club on Iowa State's campus. The club is excited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Block and Bridle and provide a unique experience to attendees by hosting the convention on campus. “Typically, the convention has not been in the same town as a university – so this adds another special detail.”
The event theme, ‘Heritage in the Heartland,’ will showcase what midwestern agriculture is genuinely about. Attendees will be built into stronger future leaders through educational tours highlighting Iowa’s diverse agriculture industry, social networking events, workshops, and educational breakout sessions about popular topics in the industry. The Iowa State University Department of Animal Science is proud to welcome industry professionals and students as they connect to focus on the future of animal agriculture.
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