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Block and Bridle

The Block and Bridle Club looks great on a resume, helps students become involved, and is a great opportunity to meet lifelong friends that share a passion for Agriculture!

National Block and Bridle club members are college students from all over the United States who are interested in Animal Agriculture.  UW B&B is a registered student organization, involved with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Members do not have to be studying a major within the College of AG to be part of Block and Bridle.  The UW Collegiate Block and Bridle Club is affiliated with the national organization.


  • To promote a higher scholastic standard and a more complete understanding of Animal Science among student members.
  • To promote animal agriculture through development of a program of activities that will supplement students' study of the animal science in colleges and universities.
  • To enhance professionalism of students who will one day be leaders.

If you have a passion for learning more about Agriculture and Animal Science and would like to advocate that passion, contact one of our officers or advisors to join B&B. 


2012 Block & Bridle Club

2012-13 Block & Bridle Club

B&B 2012-13 Executive Council (click on name to send an email)

President:  Kassie Ford                                         Vice President:  Austin Buzanowski 

Secretary:  Mary Kate Stevens                                         Treasurer:  McKensie Harris

Recruitment Committee: Sara Banning, Paige Steinle, Kelsey Schiller

Fundraiser/Sponsorship Committee:  Jaris Baker

What we do at UW:


Little International Livestock Show Little International Livestock Show
Students in ANSC 1070 train, fit and show either swine, sheep, horses, or beef cattle.  B&B club members serve a meal and hold a hog raffle in conjunction with the "Little I".




Annual Block & Bridle Banquet
At the end of the spring semester, the club hosts the annual Block and Bridle Banquet, which recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding students, staff and judging teams in Animal Science.  The banquet is followed by a dance.


2012 AQ Team

Academic Quadrathlon

The club also puts on a team academic competition for all students to participate in.  Competition includes:  lab practicums, a written test, an oral presentation, and a quiz bowl.  The winning team gets to compete at the regional level.


Holiday DecoratingHoliday Decorating

This energetic group of students also works together to decorate the Animal Science Foyer for the Holiday season.




B&B hosts dances, BBQ's Game Nights, & other social and fundraising events throughout the year.  Some of our big plans include:

  • Penny Poker Night
  • Animal Science Club BBQs
  • Hog Raffle
  • Cowboy dancing nights
  • Tailgating before UW football games



Allison Meyer ~ 766-5173          Zeb Gray ~ 766-5115          Doug Hixon ~ 766-2224             

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When & Where?

B&B meets every other Thursday @ 5:30 p.m. in Room AB103 of the Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building. Next meeting date is January 17th.

Next Meeting -Thursday, January 31

Join us in Room 103 at 5:30 p.m. for our regular club meeting. NATIONAL CONVENTION DEADLINE!!


If you would like to attend the B&B Convention, bring your registration and $100 to the meeting. If you can't make the meeting, please turn registration and payment in to Dr. Meyer in Animal Science Room 123C. The convention will be April 4-6, 2013 hosted by Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Hope you can join us!

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