Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 8:00 pm
MARTIN — Jason Duggin, lecturer of animal science at the University of Tennessee at Martin, was named “Judge of the Month” in November for livestock judging by thejudgingconnection.com.
Duggin began competing in livestock judging competitions as a student at Connors State College and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science.
After college, Duggin worked in research and development for a top-tier food packaging company before joining the UT Martin faculty.
He is currently working toward his doctoral degree in animal science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
“It is always an honor to represent the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources as a faculty member of UT Martin,” Duggin said. “Through the judging connection website, I have had the privilege to serve as a youth livestock show judge for many regional shows as well as others across the nation, including central Florida and southwest Colorado.”
In addition to teaching classes, Duggin also serves as coach of the UT Martin student livestock judging team, which participates in competitions and training exercises across the country.
“Thanks to Judging Connection we are able to make students more aware of what UT Martin has to offer. More incoming students are enrolling at UT Martin to be active members of the livestock team with each passing year,” Duggin said.
For more information, contact Duggin at 731-881-7266 or by email at email@example.com.